Wednesday, November 9, 2011

DISKO : BR1-635 - John T Davis Bridge - Cpl. Robert H. Bell Walkway

This buffed much better then we expected .

Cpl. Robert H. Bell 396

Served 01/15/1971 - 04/01/1982

1942 - 1993

On January 14, 1981, while on duty with the Delaware State Police, Corporal Robert Bell saw a young man preparing to commit suicide by jumping off the Cranston Heights Bridge in Wilmington. He intervened and pulled the young man to safety but, eventually, lost his own life because of the incident. Twelve years later, on September 6, 1993, Corporal Bell died from complications of A.I.D.S., received from a blood transfusion, a result of surgery for injuries he sustained in the heroic rescue.

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