Hero’s Name:William L. Bell
Department:Detroit Police Dept.
Date Of Death:August 14, 1966
Fifty years have past. There isn’t a day I dont think of you 100 times. My husband and son took after you. With the violence it scares me. It’s like I answered the door as a 14 year old girl to hear the worst thing in my life every time an officer is killed. The pain floods back in when I know how a family feels. It will never go away dad. But one day we will be together and you can help me understand why we had to go through that ugliness Please watch over us and our family in Blue.
– from Paula Bell Meinke, daughter, on 11-27-16