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Town Marshal George F. Wells | Junction City Police Department, Kentucky Junction City Police Department, Kentucky

Town Marshal

George F. Wells

Junction City Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, February 16, 1891

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/10/1891

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Town Marshal George Wells was shot and killed while attempting to arrest nine raftsmen who had come into town and caused a disturbance at a local saloon.

When Marshal Wells located the men he attempted to arrest them but was shot several times.

All of the men were arrested and charged in connection with the murder. Two were sentenced to life in prison and the others were convicted of lesser crimes after assisting the prosecution.

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Marshal Wells,
On today, the 126th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Junction City.


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February 16, 2017


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