Patrolman William Gene Wells

Patrolman William Gene Wells

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, December 21, 1965

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William Gene Wells

Patrolman William Wells was struck by a vehicle and killed while directing traffic.

He had been with the Columbus Division of Police for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 267

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

directing traffic, secondary employment

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman William G. Wells of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 90 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 21, 2022

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