Officer Rodney Quinn Wells

Officer Rodney Quinn Wells

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, July 30, 1927

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Rodney Quinn Wells

Officer Wells was killed when the cruiser he was driving struck an ice truck near the intersection of LaBranch Street and Elgin Street. Officer Wells and his partner were responding to a shooting call when the accident occurred as they approached the intersection. Both officers were taken to the hospital where Officer Wells died shortly after arrival. His partner suffered only minor injuries.

Officer Wells served with the Houston Police Department for more than seven years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, brother, and sister.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 7 years, 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, shooting call

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your memory and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 30, 2020

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