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Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Lamar Wells | 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

Josie Lamar Wells

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

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 30406

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Louisiana

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells was shot and killed as he and other members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force attempted to serve an arrest warrant on a double-murder suspect at the Elm Grove Motel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Shots were exchanged as the team attempted to take the man into custody and Deputy Wells was struck. He was transported to a local hospital by another deputy marshal but succumbed to his wounds a short time later. The subject was shot multiple times and died the following day.

Deputy Marshal Wells had served with the United States Marshals Service for four years and was assigned to the Southern District Office in Mississippi. He is survived by his expectant wife, parents, three brothers, and four sisters. His father and three brothers are all law enforcement officers.

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I salute you my brother. You gave your all for the Marshals Service, May you rest well in a beter place and watch over your family and fellow deputies, and that no harm comes to them. May that criminal who took you away from all of us....go to hell.

Lt. Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)
March 10, 2017

 

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