Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Policeman Joseph Edward Bell

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, December 23, 1926

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Reflections for Policeman Joseph Edward Bell

This was my grandmothers brother , her name was Catherine Bell, she married Luke Taylor and lived on Bainbridge Street . Luke and Catherine had 2 sons , Luke Jr and Robert.

Robert Taylor Jr.

October 29, 2021

No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

December 23, 2020

Officer Bell,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 23, 2018

I'm thinking of you today and wishing you peace; I think of you quite often. I only wish we had gotten a chance to meet.

Joe Bell

November 18, 2015

A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

December 23, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary of your death. 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 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.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 23, 2011

Thinking of you today, you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace sir


March 31, 2011

We mourn your loss and are thankful for the many years we have spent listening to the stories about you through your wonderful daughters Alice and Elizabeth. Your legacy has truly lived on.

MSgt Jean Young
Great Granddaughter, Delaware Air National Guard

September 10, 2008

We mourn our loss and celebrate your legacy everyday. Rest in Peace.

Rosemarie Lawlor McMenamin

January 4, 2008

The Philadelphia FOP will honor Officer Bell on Oct 1,2008 by placing a plaque in his honor at the place that he was shot. If any family members, friends or fellow officers wish to attend they can contact FOP Lodge 5 in Philadelphia for more information. have a greeat day!


January 4, 2008

You will always be remembered and may you always rest in peace.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

December 23, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, NH

December 22, 2007

Well I did not get the chance to meet you, you are in my memories.
Rest in peace.

Regina Lawlor
great granddaughter

September 19, 2007

Officer Bell,

I just wanted to say how proud you should be of your Grandson and your Great Granddaughter. I had the pleasure of meeting them the other day while on patrol in my precinct. I was dispatched to a non injury accident report involving the 2 of them and another party. Fortunately, it was just a minor fender bender and no one was hurt. Your Grandson was being a good father by helping his daughter prepare for fall classes at the Ohio State University. They were both extremely polite and well mannered. I also wanted to say God bless you for the sacrifice you made to serve and protect the citizens of Philadelphia. It is now clear to me where they received their good natured attributes. Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here.

Officer Mark Hauenstein #1959
Columbus Ohio Division of Police

September 16, 2007

thank you for your service and the gift of the eight chirldren through us your legacey and bravery lives on

James Bell
gr gr gr Nephew

June 20, 2007

Thank you for your service Policeman Bell.

Sergeant Jim Morace

December 23, 2006

It has been many years since you passed, but you are not forgotten. Rest in peace sir.

M. Bartholme
Fairfax City PD (Virginia)

May 19, 2006

Although we don't know the circumstances surrounding your death, at least we know that 77 years ago, just before Christmas, our brother fell. You are not forgotten as no hero is. Thank you for your service.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

November 19, 2003

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