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Lancaster road named for SCHP trooper with Kershaw County ties
Bell killed in 1939 crash
Trooper Highway Dedication Lancaster Co
S.C. Highway Patrol Commander Col. Michael Oliver (far left) and S.C. Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith (far right) join descendants and other family members of SCHP Patrolman Walter T. Bell following the unveiling of a sign dedicating a portion of Matson Street in the town of Kershaw for the officer who died in a crash in 1939.
Seventy-four years after his death, a S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) trooper with Kershaw County ties was recently honored in Lancaster County. Walter T. Bell, a native of the town of Kershaw whose family includes residents of Kershaw County, died in a traffic crash on Feb. 4, 1939. A section of Matson Street is now named for Patrolman Bell.