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Wounded Pueblo police officer continues recovery

Posted at 5:41 PM, Apr 19, 2019

PUEBLO — The Pueblo police department is providing an update today on the condition of officer Jonathan Bell who was badly wounded April 6th amid a shootout with a wanted man.

Pueblo Police officer Jonathan Bell

The department says officer Bell was shot a total of 5 times in both of his legs and has a result his femur was shattered and he also has extensive muscular and vascular damage.

Officer Bell has been hospitalized since the shooting in Colorado Springs and has undergone multiple surgeries and procedures but he still faces a long and very difficult recovery.

Any members of the community who would like to offer support to officer Bell, his wife Melinda and newborn daughter, can deliver any gifts, cards or other well wishes to the lobby of the Pueblo Police Department in the care of officer Katie LaConte or mail to the department at 200 S Main Street in Pueblo.

Monetary donations can also be made via the Colorado Springs Protective Association’s website, with a specific reference that the donation is intended for officer Jonathan Bell.

Prior to serving with Pueblo Police, officer Bell also served active duty in the U.S. Army Infantry for 3 years including a tour in Afghanistan and currently serves with the Army National Guard.