Officer Scott Bell was killed when a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver pulled out in front of his patrol car.
The officer was returning from a call on Heckscher Drive when a van traveling on New Berlin Road collided with his cruiser. Officer Bell's vehicle spun out of control and hit a power pole and burst into flames.
Officer Bell was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for 7 years. He is survived by his wife, mother, and brother.