Patrolman Jerry Tommie Wells

Patrolman Jerry Tommie Wells

Panama City Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, August 17, 1973

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Jerry Tommie Wells

Patrolman Wells was killed when his police motorcycle struck the side of a train at the Florida Avenue crossing.

The locomotive was en route to Gulf Coast Community College for display, and there were no flashing lights or crossing gates at the intersection.

Patrolman Wells had served with the Panama City Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, son, parents, and two brothers.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 10

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

motor officer, motorcycle crash, routine driving

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Patrolman Wells,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Panama City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 17, 2023

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