Watchman Edward Bell

Watchman Edward Bell

Missouri Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, February 13, 1919

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Edward Bell

Watchman Edward Bell succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier in Kansas City, Missouri.

He was patrolling the switch yards on the Missouri side of the Missouri Pacific bridge over the Kansas River when he was attacked by two subjects and shot in the abdomen. Another watchman who was in the yards shot and wounded one of the subjects.

Watchman Bell was transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, where he succumbed to his injuries two days later.

Both men were arrested and charged with Watchman Bell's murder. One of the subjects was convicted of second degree murder. The outcome of the trial for the second subject is not known.

Watchman Bell was survived by his wife. He is buried at Mount Saint Mary's Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Missouri
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 11, 1919
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you Edward Bell, for your service to your nation.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

February 13, 2019

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