Bellow is Sam Tyler's captain and mentor in 2008 and the two of them have a good 'father-son' relationship. In 1973, Bellows was a young detective who assisted the 1-2-5 in the investigation of the death of a little girl. While working with Det. Sam Tyler to catch the case's number one suspect, he earned the nickname "Clams". He was killed in the line of duty in 2008.