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 training

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Deputy Sheriff Wells,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 11, 2019

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