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Patrolman Van Ness Wells | San Antonio Police Department, Texas San Antonio Police Department, Texas


Van Ness Wells

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, September 26, 1867

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # 143

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 9/25/1867

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Wells was stabbed to death by a drunken man he was attempting to arrest. He was walking back from Arsenal and South Main Streets when he came across the man lying on the ground and tried to arrest him.

Patrolman Wells was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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Rest In Peace Brother. 150th anniversary of your EOW you are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA
September 26, 2017


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