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Officer Down

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

PAROLE ALERT: Cop Killer Brian Nelson

PAROLE DENIAL LETTER

I am writing to respectfully request that you DENY PAROLE to inmate #00292367. This inmate is responsible for the deaths of two law enforcement officers who were attempting to keep the citizens of South Carolina safe.

On Tuesday, November 19, 2002, Patrolman William Bell and Deputy Sheriff Marion Wright were killed by inmate #00292367's reckless behavior as they assisted a disabled motorist. This inmate's decision to abuse drugs and get behind the wheel led to the deaths of two outstanding officers.

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OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL PAGE for PATROLMAN BELL


Patrolman William Boland Bell
Summerville Police Department, South Carolina
End of Watch: Tuesday, November 19, 2002


Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48
Tour: 2 years, 6 months
Badge # L-48
Military veteran
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 11/19/2002
Weapon: Automobile; Narcotics involved
Suspect: Apprehended

Patrolman William Bell and Deputy Marion Wright, of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, were struck and killed on US 17A, at approximately 1800 hours, by a driver who was under the influence of prescription seizure medication. The man's license had been previously revoked due to his condition and medication.

Deputy Wright, who had just finished his shift and was en route home, stopped to assist a disabled motorist. Patrolman Bell stopped to assist Deputy Wright. As the two officers changed the flat tire on the car, the oncoming driver left the roadway, hitting both patrol cars, the disabled vehicle, and both officers, killing them both instantly.

A witness to the incident apprehended the suspect and held him until other officers arrived. The suspect was charged with felony driving under the influence. He was sentenced to two 10-year terms to run consecutively, but is eligible for parole after only 4 years.

The section of highway where the incident took place was renamed William Boland Bell and Marion Eugene Wright Highway.

Patrolman Bell was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served in law enforcement for 2.5 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, five step-children, and three grandsons.

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OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL PAGE for DEPUTY SHERIFF WRIGHT


Deputy Sheriff Marion Eugene Wright, II
Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina
End of Watch: Tuesday, November 19, 2002


Bio & Incident Details
Age: 27
Tour: 2 years
Badge # 137
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 11/19/2002
Weapon: Automobile; Narcotics involved
Suspect: Sentenced to 20 years

Deputy Marion Wright and Patrolman William Bell, of the Summerville Police Department, were struck and killed on US 17A, at approximately 1800 hours, by a driver who was under the influence of prescription seizure medication. The man's license had been previously revoked due to his condition and medication.

Deputy Wright, who had just finished his shift and was en route home, stopped to assist a disabled motorist. Patrolman Bell stopped to assist Deputy Wright. As the two officers changed the flat tire on the car, the oncoming driver left the roadway, hitting both patrol cars, the disabled vehicle, and both officers, killing them both instantly.

A witness to the incident apprehended the suspect and held him until other officers arrived. The suspect was charged with felony driving under the influence. He was sentenced to two 10-year terms to run consecutively, but is eligible for parole after only 4 years.

The section of highway where the incident took place was renamed William Boland Bell and Marion Eugene Wright Highway.

Deputy Wright had served with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department for 2 years. He is survived by his daughter.

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