Deputy U.S. Marshal George Wellman

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

George Wellman

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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Wyoming
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified

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