Detective James L. Wells

Detective James L. Wells

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, November 28, 1897

James L. Wells

Detective Wells was shot and killed by a suspect he was transporting in a horse-drawn wagon to police headquarters. When they arrived at headquarters the suspect produced a handgun and shot Detective Wells. Detective Wells was able to return fire, striking the suspect. The suspect was captured a short time later.

Detective Wells had served with the Seattle Police Department for 5 years and had previously served with the King County Sheriff's Department for 2 years.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and arrested

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Det.Wells,
On today, the the 119th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Seattle.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 28, 2016

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