Special Agent Wesley C. Sellars

Special Agent Wesley C. Sellars

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Wednesday, August 8, 1906

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Wesley C. Sellars

Special Agent Wesley Sellars was shot to death from ambush by two men at the railroad depot in High Springs, Florida.

Agent Sellars was investigating the looting of freight cars by a gang of thugs, who were also terrorizing the community. Two of the gang members were arrested and charged with his murder.

Both suspects was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. One was pardoned in 1915.

Special Agent Sellars served several years as a policeman with the Tampa Police Department.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Florida
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your memory, service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 8, 2020

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