Don Bell, former local police officer |

Don Bell, former local police officer

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO, Colorado
Don Bell

Don Demming Bell III passed away Saturday, May 14, at the age of 63. Mr. Bell is survived by his wife, Jenny Bell of Fredericksburg, Texas; daughter, Jennifer Bell of Fredericksburg and two grandchildren: Natasha Dolan & J.D. Custer.Don was born Nov. 20, 1947, in Vallejo, Calif., to Don Jr. and Dorothy Jamison Bell. He married Jenny Cooke, May 19, 1969, in Aurora. Don served with the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He went on to pursue a career in law enforcement. He first served with Commerce City, Colorado Police Department, then the Vail Police Department, the Eagle County Sherriff’s Department and then the City of Las Vegas Police Department, retiring at the rank of lieutenant.Per his wishes, his body will be cremated, with no services planned at this time.Memorial contributions for Don Bell may be made to the American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society, or the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be left at

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