On Friday, Sept. 27, Detective Jerry Bell was formally inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame.
The ceremony was conducted at LSU and attended by over 100 people. Those from DeQuincy were Detective and Mrs. Jerry Bell, Mayor and Mrs. Riley Smith, Chief and Mrs. Casey Whitehead, Asst. Chief and Mrs. Roy Williams, Captain and Mrs. Tom Threet, Warden and Mrs. Mike Suchanek, Corporal and Mrs. Eddie Wellman, and Detective Bell’s lifelong friend, Harry Methvin.
Detective Bell, in a short talk, thanked those who came and those who nominated him and voted for his induction into the Hall of Fame.
He was shown the museum exhibits of his long career in the Justice system. The exhibits of Bell’s long career will be on view for the public for one year at the Angola museum and will be open to the public. A short biography of Bell’s life was read at the ceremony.
Earlier in the day, Detective Bell along with the other inductees, received a tour of the Angola Prison.