Patrolman William Y. Bell

Patrolman William Y. Bell

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, February 6, 1967

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William Y. Bell

Patrolman William Y. Bell, while off-duty, assisted several police officers involved in the pursuit of a robbery suspect. He had robbed a grocery store of $1400. The gunman hid in a building and began firing at the officers. A fierce gun battle ensued and Officer Bell was mortally wounded. Police shot and killed the suspect.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3565

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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RIP Patrolman William Y Bell. You gave the ultimate sacrifice. You are not forgotten.

Retired Trooper

April 11, 2018

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