Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer John D. "Jack" Bell

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, August 13, 1921

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Reflections for Officer John D. "Jack" Bell

Officer Bell, you are in Heaven with your fellow officers. Thank you for you for helping the world a better place to live.

David Gorham
Fallen officer ministry

August 13, 2023

Rest in peace Officer Bell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 15, 2021

Officer Bell,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fort Worth. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 13, 2021

Rest In Peace

Nick mottola

August 13, 2020

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 13, 2020

Rest in Peace Police Officer John D. Bell. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Fort Worth, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 13, 2016

I was born long after you died, and I've always known your story. You are my Great-Grandfather on my mother's side, the Bell family. Your death took a terrible toll on your young wife and son, but we have all long been honored to be your descendants. Your young son had little due to the tragedy of your death, but he later served his country and became a tremendous success.
After his early retirement from his career, he lived the good life but soon began volunteering for the Sheriff's Dept. in Palm Beach County, FL. In fact, he volunteered for so many years and loved his duties so much, he received a letter of commendation from President Reagan.

As my cousin stated above, we will never forget but learn from your fine example.

Great Granddaughter

Lisa Okesson -Dong
Great Granddaughter

June 7, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd 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 (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 18, 2013

The memory of your life and they way you lived it is celebrated buy our family today and for generations to come. We never forget, but rather, we learn from your fine example.

Your Great-Grandson,


Great Grandson

November 12, 2006

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

August 14, 2006

Officer Bell,, in you honor,as well as those who died in the line of duty wearing the Panther Hat shield ,we have brought it back to be worn again. It will now go hand in hand with the Panther Breast Badge as it was intended.

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

January 20, 2006

John after all of these years you are still remembered as a hero! God bless you sir.

Ofcr. Dan Winger

February 19, 2005

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