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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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I go to visit you quite often..I researched your life and highly respect you for your life and service...RIP

Bob Thomas
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August 22, 2017

 

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