Deputy Sheriff Timothy L. Wells

Deputy Sheriff Timothy L. Wells

Williams County Sheriff's Office, North Dakota

End of Watch Saturday, February 11, 1989

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Timothy L. Wells

Deputy Sheriff Timothy Wells drowned in the Missouri River near Ft. Peck, Montana, during a training dive which involved filming sturgeon and paddlefish.

He was diving with six other rescue divers but failed to surface. The other divers immediately began to search for him but were unable to locate him.

Deputy Wells was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Williams County Sheriff's Department for 4-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 4 years, 6 months
  • Badge 4796
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Location Montana


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Hi Tim thinking of you today as another officer joins you. Too many in the last month. Laurie and I were proud to honor Officer Moszer in his procession. And my daughter Sara went to school with Jason. Remembering all of you. And all the hard times you gave me. Miss you cousin

Barbara Asmus Danielson

February 28, 2016

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