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Deputy U.S. Marshal George Wellman | United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Deputy U.S. Marshal

George Wellman

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Monday, May 9, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Wyoming

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never identified

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Deputy Marshal George Wellman was shot and killed in an ambush in Buffalo, Wyoming.

Deputy Marshal Wellman left a ranch in Wyoming to investigate the "Johnson County War." When he was approximately 30 miles out of Buffalo, Wyoming, Deputy Marshal Wellman and two other officers were ambushed by bandits. In the ensuing gunfight, Deputy Marshal Wellman was killed and the bandits escaped. They were never identified.

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Deputy Marshal Wellman,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
May 9, 2017

 

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