Police Officer William A. Bell

Police Officer William A. Bell

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, January 2, 1932

William A. Bell

Officer William Bell was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a burglary suspect.

The suspect escaped from the scene but turned himself in 2 days later. He was sentenced to death and executed on April 8, 1932.

Officer Bell had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for 23 years.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1932

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Just a quick note to let you and your family know that you have not been forgotten by your brothers and sisters of the BPD, God Bless and Rest in Peace.

Det. Ret. Kenny Driscoll

January 2, 2013

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