Captain Charles W. Wells

Captain Charles W. Wells

Newburyport Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, January 15, 1920

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Charles W. Wells

Captain Wells suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting at the scene of a fire. He collapsed after helping firemen perform their duties. He was taken to a nearby home where he died shortly after a physician tended to him.

Captain Wells had served with the agency for 38 years.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 38 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Captain Wells, it has been 104 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 38 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

January 16, 2024

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