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Officer Scott Eric Bell

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, October 12, 2007

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Reflections for Officer Scott Eric Bell

Officer Bell, Thank you for your service to the community of Jacksonville, Florida. Time will never erase the importance of your sacrifice; you will forever be remembered.

Mohammed Alyasiri

October 14, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 12, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Bell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 17, 2019

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 7, 2016

Ofc Bell was the responding officer Back in August 2007 when my grandfather stopped breathing and I had to perform CPR until rescue arrived. I was 13 years old at the time. I never truly got the chance to thank Ofc Bell for what he did for me, by talking to me and calming me down after I had to give CPR to my grandfather, and also him waiting there at the house until he got the call that my grandfather had passed at the hospital. His professionalism and kind words truly helped me to be able to wrap my head around the whole situation, and also his sharing of his faith as well to us and letting us know that we were in his prayers in this tough time. I later learned about his death and knew that he was forever resting in the arms of our savior. Looking back, he was one of the many reasons I decided to join JSO. Rest In Peace Officer Bell.

Officer R.D. Mikell
JSO, Corrections Officer

December 4, 2014

Rest in peace Officer Bell,
Thank you for your service and for bringing others to the Lord. May you be resting with the angels. God bless you and my condolences to your family, friends and community.

Linda Merrick

October 12, 2012

We will never forget the heroes that gave their all, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Officer Bell.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

October 12, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Bell. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

I was Commanding Officer USS VOGE (FF-1047) from March 1987-August 1989. Scott led our signal gang as leading petty officer and then as chief petty officer. He was the consumate professional, a leader of the highest caliber, a model US Navy sailor, a shipmate and a personable and decent human being. The news of his tragic death deeply saddens me. My prayers go out to his family.

Captain James D. Barton
US Navy (ret)

November 20, 2011

I served with Scott aboard the USS Voge from '86-'88. He was my CPO. I was saddened to hear of his passing. It does not surprise me that he went into law enforcement after the Navy. I'm sure he was as fine a deputy as he was a sailor.
Although I got into some trouble while I was stationed on the Voge, Scott never lost faith in me. I thank him for all he taught me.
Rest In Peace

Steve Glauser
Shipmate, USS Voge

October 18, 2011

I served with Scott onboard the USS Voge in Mayport FL from 5/86-5/90. Scott was my Chief. I just found out about his death yesterday & cannot stop thinking of him. He was a big brother to me. The one thing that I know for sure is that I wasn't afraid to let him know how much I looked up to him. I am completely exhausted with grief and feel so much pain for his family. I have a picture of him & me wrestling in the berthing compartment that I look at with fond memories. It was my hope to catch up with him when I visited Jax this winter. I will have to wait till the day I'm called home now.

Forever in my memory, God bless you & your family Scott.

Steve Angle SM2

Steve Angle SM2
United States Navy

October 18, 2011

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero. My prayers are with your wife, mother and brother today as they face another EOW without you, time does not heal the pain in their hearts, it just makes it easier to get up each day. Continue to rest in peace Offer Bell.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


October 12, 2011

My name is Tanya Workman and I met Officer Bell on April 27, 2005. This was the day that changed my life forever. Officer Bell called me to his car and ran my name and I had warrants for my arrest. He of course arrested me and then asked me a question that impacted me more than anyone will know. He asked me " Don't you have a family?" I started to cry because no one cared enough to ask me this while I was in the streets. Then he told me,"That I didn't have to live like this anymore." And He told me about the saving Grace of Jesus Christ. I accepted the Lord in the back of Officer Bells police car that day and have NEVER been the same
. My marriage was restored and God has given me back all my children. I now go into 2 jails and Lowell State prison to minister to women who were just like me. I often tell them," You don't have to live like this anymore." I am forever grateful to Officer Bell for reaching out to a drug addict like me. I am sure that his reward was great when he went home. Thank you Officer Bell for showing me the way to the cross.
Tanya Workman


April 28, 2011

To the Bell family, your hero is not forgotten. I know that today is just as difficult for you as that horrible day in 2007. May God be with you and continue you to guide you. A hero forever....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler FL


October 12, 2010

Scott Bell was a four-oh sailor. Am sure he carried that into his work as a law enforcement officer. Was looking for him to express thanks 25 years later for his guidance and example to what was then a young and naive Navy Ensign.

Saddened and horrified to find the opportunity was missed.

Best I can do now is say thanks shipmate.


Tom Anderson
USS Voge (FF 1047)

April 27, 2010

To Officer Scott Bell, his family and his fellow officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Bell’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Bell and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, INc
Memebrs and Staff

October 12, 2009

I served with Scott Bell on USS Voge and lost track of him several years ago but have never forgotten him. I just heard about this tragedy and am deeply saddened. He was a truly exceptional person and shipmate and I'm sure he was exceptional law enforcement officer as well.
It is made all the worse knowing that his death was caused by a drunk driver. Rest in peace, the world was a better place when you were with us.

Lt. Jim Marable
US Navy

February 12, 2009

Sometimes you get the bad guy and sometimes he gets you. Officer Bell served proudly and was deeply loved and respected by those who knew him. It is a tragedy to lose him. We never know when our lives on this earth will end, but we can make a reservation in Heaven now and assure us a place when God calls us to Himself. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life
(John 14:6) and He PAID the price for our sins on the Cross so we don't have to pay the penalty for our sins. Yipee! If we accept His payment by faith we can have salvation and spend eternity with Him in Heaven. It is not something we must earn, it is a gift. The most precious one we can ever receive. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith_and this not from yourselves, it is the GIFT of God_not by good deeds, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2: 8,9. For without faith, it is impossible to please God. And our faith must be in God's only Son, Jesus Christ.
You were a credit to the uniform, Officer Bell. Thanks for glorifying the Lord
thru your work and witness. My heart goes out to your loved ones left behind and may the Lord comfort them as only He can.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


October 12, 2008

To Officer Scott Bell

On the first anniversary day of your death, please know your memory is honored and revered. Rest in Peace, Officer Bell. I am praying for solace for your family today and each day of their journey as survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Officer Bell gave to his community and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 12, 2007.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officee Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 12, 2008

Scott and I were stationed together onboard the USS Voge in Mayport Florida. When Scott made Chief, we had an opportunity to get to know one another and became good friends. I had been away from Jacksonville for a number of years and had heard Scott was back in Jax and was on the force. Since relocating back to Jax in 2005 I have thought on many occasions that I should reconnect with Scott. I was actually in the process of doing that when I discovered that he had been killed. My memories of Scott are that he was one of the hardest working and most professional people I have ever met and most importantly he was a great friend. I did not know his family but want them to know that they are in my prayers.

CDR Gene Mershell
US Navy Reserve

CDR Gene Mershell USNR

April 21, 2008

My friend and brother, you don’t know how sadden I was today when I read your Memorial page.
I'm very proud to have served in the US Navy and the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office with you.
Thank you for serving our county and the citizens of Jacksonville Florida.
I will miss you, my prayers are with your family.
Job well done!!

Ray Reyes

April 1, 2008

My deepest sympathy to Scott's family. I did not know Scott, but from what I have seen on this page and heard about him, he was one heck of a man. God Bless you Scott for all that you did for your community and your country. Rest in peace my brother.


Don't cry because you think I'm gone,
for I am with you still.
Don't seek reasons to explain
what is simply just God's will.

It's very hard to leave all of you
and everything I've known,
but my work on earth is done now.
Our Lord has called me home.

I know you will find comfort
Just let faith guide your way.
Cause, from the moment I was born,
I have been preparing for this day.

Remember me for the laughter,
that's the greatest gift we give.
Keep me in your heart and mind
because that's where I now live.

If ever you feel you need me,
you can close your eyes and see,
I'm still right here with you,
I'm alive in your memory.

By: Ann Ambrose

Ptlm. C.L. Kornegay #62762

December 16, 2007

To Officer Scott Eric Bell:

Our deepest sympathy are with you all, but remember this phase always, which helps my daughter & I make it through our time when Trp Jose A. Rosado passed on 1/24/2007.

"Remember the blessing never the losses." May God bless you all.

Love Wanda & Angelica Rosado

November 26, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

November 21, 2007

My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to your entire family and friends. "A Hero does not become a Hero by their death, but by how they lived thier life." God Bless!

Police Dispatcher Sara Singleton
Howard County Maryland Police Communications 911 Center

November 13, 2007

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