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Patrolman Henry G. Bell

Newton Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, August 22, 1937

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Reflections for Patrolman Henry G. Bell

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 22, 2020

According to newspaper accounts at the time Bell did not die at the scene. Bell lived until 3:30 the next day dying at Newton hospital after several blood transfusions. Bell was interviewed by detectives from his department and gave them much information about the incident.

Mark Tinto

October 24, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Bell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 31, 2019

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 25, 2013

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P Brother.

Patrolman Michael A. McSweeney
Newton MA Police

August 22, 2012

Uncle Henry - 75 years since this happened and the family has never forgotten your heroism. I regret this occurred and regret that I never got to meet one of my father's big brothers. Rest In Peace.

Civilian Charles Bell

August 22, 2012

Patrolman Bell,
On today, the 70th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Newton.



August 22, 2007

Patrolman Bell, your service to the City of Newton was all too brief and your departure all too senseless. Though it didn’t bring you back and there are many arguments against the death penalty, I’m glad it was carried out on your murderer. Never again was he presented with the opportunity to kill anyone.

The terrifying moments leading up to your death were no doubt met with courage on your part.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 13, 2006

Officer fallen officer on the ODMP should be without a reflection. Thank you for your service & God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

March 17, 2004

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