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Detective William L. Bell

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, August 14, 1966

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Reflections for Detective William L. Bell

Det. Bell,
On today, the 51st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 14, 2017

Thoughts and prayers on this day. You may be gone but you are not forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice, may you R.I.P.

Ron Skeeters
Surviving Son Trooper Bernie Skeeters
Illinois State Police
EOW 5-20-1982

August 14, 2015

Dad, here we are 48 years later. I think of you every single day. This year you have two new Grandchildren. Maisy Jean and Max William. We all hope that you and Mom are watching out for all of us. I love you and I miss you very much. You will never be forgotten and you are always loved.

Paula Meinke
Daughter

August 14, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th 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 21, 2013

I only remember working with Bill one time on his patrol car. I was new on the job, and I soon realized that I was working with a real good cop. We were working midnights, and he spotted a car in a out of the way place. It turned out to be a rape in progress, and I had one of my first big arrests. I have trhought of Bill often,as I am sure his other partners have also. Rest in peace Bill.

D/Sgt. Bill Pendergast (ret.)
D.P.D.

July 14, 2010

Mom joined you last month. I hope that together you will continue to watch over us. Take care of each other. Forty three years is a long time away.
Love
Paula

Paula Bell Meinke
Daughter

April 4, 2009

Detective Bell,
Today is the forty-first anniversary since you were called home. The legacy of honor and bravery you left carries on today. We thank you for your sacrifice and you will never be forgotten.

Pennsylvania citizen

August 14, 2007

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. 41 years have passed since your tragic and untimely death. May all your friends and family take comfort inthe fact that you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

Detective Sergeant, Retired
AR

August 14, 2007

DETECTIVE BELL YOU NEVER KNEW ME BUT I AM NOW MARRIED TO YOUR GRANDSON PAUL, I JUST WANTED TO SAY HOW SAD IT MAKES ME THAT YOUR FAMILY WAS ROBBED OF THE LIFE THEY SHOULD HAVE HAD WITH YOU. BUT I KNOW THAT WHEREVER YOU ARE YOU KNOW HOW GREAT OF A PERSON YOUR PAULA TURNED OUT TO BE. SHE IS A WONDERFUL MOM, GRANDMOTHER, SISTER, DAUGHTER AND FRIEND..SO THANKYOU MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE. GRACE

GRACE ERIN LICAVOLI

August 14, 2007

Dad, here we are 41 years later. Tears flow and I miss you constantly. I am doing my best to care for mom. I know you are watching over all of us. I know you watch my husband while he's on duty. Now you can watch over your grandson who is trying to get on the department. You would be so proud of your grandchildren had you ever known them. I love you!

Paula Bell Meinke
Daughter

August 14, 2007

You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. I only wish that justice would have been served years ago reference your case. Your loved ones and the Blue Family will never let you be forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 9, 2007

Dad, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't say your name aloud or in my mind. Though we are nearing the 40 year mark, I miss you as much today as then. I know you are proud of my husband being an officer and making Sgt. I always tell people that you direct my life. Life is good! I love you.

Paula Bell Meinke

March 29, 2006

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