Death of a Retired Officer

John William Bell MBE


Further to the email regarding the death of John William Bell MBE.

John was aged 77 years and died on Thursday 2 August 2018.


There will be a Church Service at 2.30pm. Thursday 16 August 2018 at

St Cyprians Church, Lancaster Road, Sneinton NG3 7AH.   This will be

followed by a private cremation at Gedling Crematorium at 3.30pm.

The Undertakers are A W Lymn, 32 High Street, Arnold NG5 7DZ.


Donations can be sent to the Undertakers or at the Church Service

in aid of the charity MIND.


John joined the City Police in 1960 and served at Central, Canning Circus,

Carlton, Arnold, Radford Road and Sherwood Lodge.    He retired in 2001.

In 1987 he was awarded the MBE.

There will be refreshments after at The Lambley Restaurant, Main Street,

Lambley NG4 4PN.   All are welcome.


John Bell

9 thoughts on “Death of a Retired Officer

  1. John was my first Sergeant at Central great bloke to work for, sadly I will be away on holiday for the funeral John Kennedy


  2. Dear, dear John. You came to Central and protected me from an animal Inspector who tried to sack me cos of my stammer. We fought together. Protected each other and had a superb social life. You were guest of honour at my promotion do and you looked at me with pride. Rod D told me that you had passed away and I burst into tears. I will never, never forget you. I love you. Graham. x


  3. what a really nice man ,great boss looked after his staff sorry I am in Brussels so can’t be there . Wicked sense of humour


  4. The worlds a poorer place with John’s passing.Always showed a common sense approach to his duties and had a great sense of humour. It was a pleasure to to know him .RIP John


  5. So sad to hear that John has passed. Like the two previous comments John was one of my first Sergeants too. His experience, advice and support was invaluable to me. He was always bright and cheery and he will be sadly missed. Sorry but I’m unable to attend his funeral due to residency in the US, but my thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. Chris Timms.


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