by Rosemary Winters | Salt Lake Tribune
As a child, Kerry Bell dreamed of growing up to become a policeman — both a police officer and a man.
Becoming a cop was relatively simple — Bell joined the Bountiful Police Department 14 years ago. Becoming a man took more time.
Born female, Bell came out as transgender about a year and a half ago and started a transition to a new life as a man. He always had felt male, but did not think switching genders was a viable option until he saw transgender people gaining wider acceptance, along with advances in medical technology.