Town Marshal George F. Wells

Town Marshal George F. Wells

Junction City Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, February 11, 1891

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George F. Wells

Town Marshal George Wells was shot and killed while attempting to arrest nine raftsmen who had come into town and caused a disturbance at a local saloon.

When Marshal Wells located the men, he attempted to arrest them but was shot several times.

All of the men were arrested and charged in connection with the murder. Two were sentenced to life in prison, and the others were convicted of lesser crimes after assisting the prosecution.

Marshal Wells was a Civil War Union veteran and served with the Junction City Police Department for at least five years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 10, 1891
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

arrest attempt, disturbance

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Marshal Wells,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Junction City.


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February 16, 2021

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