Trooper Bobby L. "Bubba" Wells, Jr.

Trooper Bobby L. "Bubba" Wells, Jr.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, June 27, 1995

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Bobby L. "Bubba" Wells, Jr.

Trooper Bubba Wells was killed when he was struck by a vehicle after stopping a traffic violator on I-55 south of Hernando.

He was transported to the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, where he succumbed to his injuries.

No charges were filed against the driver who hit him.

Trooper Wells had served with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol for just over 18 months. He was survived by his parents and sister.

A section of I-55, at mile marker 277, was dedicated in Trooper Wells' memory.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year, 7 months
  • Badge E-48

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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I just drove by the part of I55 that was named in his honor. He died doing an honorable job keeping us all safe on the highway. We need Troopers like him now more than ever. Thank You for a job well done Trooper Wells. We will Never forget.

Patrolman Paul Giannini (Retired)
Memphis Police Dept

July 5, 2022

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