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

dive team

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Sweetheart I still have you on my mind everyday. I talk to you often especially as family needs to share things with you and many times asking for your help. It still seems like yesterday that we lost you but just know you are forever in our hearts and minds Until we are together again…sending my love. Neva

Neva Wells-Walsh

May 8, 2023

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