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Corporal Robert H. Bell

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch Tuesday, September 7, 1993

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Reflections for Corporal Robert H. Bell

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 26, 2017

No words of mine could ever describe how tragic it was to lose such a good officer. RIP Robert Bell and thank you for serving.

John Haseltine - Civilian

April 4, 2016

Greetings, My words are for Chip and Danny. Over twenty years have passed since Trooper Bell passed ,but for those of us that knew Trooper Bell ,well we didn't act up at all around his house or the park out of respect. And I still go down there to the park when visiting family to reminisce. As I reflect now on the past and think of the hardships and tribulations the family had to endure during those challenging years I wish I could of been a better friend to you guys ,but I really didn't understand the gravity of the situation with your Father. As fate would have it I went to Parris Island Nov.1993 and became a Marine. I know your Dad was a Marine reservist as well and that makes it alot more personal to me now. Danny, very sorry to hear about your Mom . I know they are proud of you ! Take care and God Bless the Bells.

Sgt. David L Hall USMC/DAV

April 28, 2015

Dad I'll miss you always, a better man, no one can find. I see you in the things I do, I wander around and cry sometimes. I lost you when I was 23, now Mom is gone too, I seriously wonder many days, if you look down at me and your proud, I know I've done many things in the past, things I knew that weren't allowed. You've never sat in judgement over me nor any others, no wonder you were who you were due to the support of your trooper brothers. I am who I am because of you. Love, integrity, hope, wisdom, so many wonderful things I AM because of you ! My Dad. I love you beyond words.

Son of fallen trooper Daniel Bell

April 20, 2015

Thank you for your dedicated service to others. You have not been forgotten.

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

September 7, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 20, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

Cpl. Bell you are remembered by the men and women of the Boston Police. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police

December 25, 2010

RIP.You may be gone but you will not be forgotten.


November 8, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 9, 2007

Rest in peace corporal. Your brothers and sisters will never forget.

Delaware State Police

September 22, 2007

Always remembered sir. Rest in peace.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 7, 2007

may god bless corp.bell.he will never be forgotten.god bless and r.i.p.

fairfield cty s-o lancaster,ohio

December 6, 2006

Cpl Bell, as I browse through the history page of officer's who paid the ultimate sacrifice on today's date, I find you, a brother Delaware State Trooper. Though it's 13 years today you left us, you're still here with us, for a true hero never dies. Thank you for your dedication and service.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 7, 2006

Even though you died over a decade ago, it's never too
late to pay our respects. Aids is such a devastating
disease and I'm so sorry it claimed your life. What a
shame a person with the disease would donate blood
only to infect innocent people. You gave your life in
public service and no amount of time will diminish your
sacrifice. Thank you. So sad you never got to enjoy the retirement you so richly deserved.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

September 7, 2006

to the family of cpl. bell...

as chris so sadly shares this web-page with robert, i am making it a priority to go over how each of our beloved state troopers have passed...while i have met so many people, including some of robert's family members, i really haven't known the extent to your loss...i have to admit, i was shocked when i read cpl. bell's bio. page...i really had no idea how cpl. bell had tragic for robert to contact such a "hateful" disease in a very preventable manner...please except our deepest condolences on the loss of robert...

susan shea

Susan C. Shea
Surviving Spouse DSP Cpl. Shea 07/18/04

November 19, 2005

To the family and friends of Corporal Robert BellShawn and officers of the Delaware Sate Police:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Corporal Bell so tragically died twelve years ago. On this anniversary date of his death, I wanted to say that he is not forgotten, but still honored and revered.

May you all be comforted by the warm embrace of the circle of love and support from the law enforcement community, and other police survivors.

Our family shares your agony as we lost our beloved Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg, Ca Police Dept. when he was fatally shot during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers. We grieve for you and with you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the twenty two years of dedicated service Robert gave to his community and the citizens of Delaware, and the supreme sacrifice which he and his family made on September 7, 1993.

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

September 7, 2005

The men and women of the Constables at the Medical Center of Delaware would like to extend our condolences to the family of Corporal Bell and to the Delaware State Police.

Medical Center of Delaware

February 1, 2005

rest in peace Corporal Bell I learned of your tragic death through the Delaware State police. The troopers today remember the courage you had while on duty My prayers are with your family friends and with the Delaware State Police. May you continue to shine and watch from the streets of heaven You will not be forgotten

Aston, Pennsylvania

Tonya Stephenson
Private Citizen

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