Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Victor Ray Wells, III

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, October 2, 1980

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Reflections for Detective Victor Ray Wells, III

You are thought of every day.

Daughter in law

December 19, 2022

God’s Rest Detective Wells.
You are remembered today with respect and appreciation.

Paul Bryan

October 2, 2022

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 2, 2020

Victor and his family lived right across the street from me and my family. I remember my parents telling us. I was young but I remember that day,he was such a nice man. I hope his family is doing ok I haven't seen Kevin and his sister and a long time.

Judith Ramos

February 29, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Wells.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 3, 2019

Even though the person who did this to you was acquitted, he will still have to answer to God.
He has not gotten away with anything.

You did not die in vain.

Thank you so much for your service to the great State of Texas and the Houston Police Department.

B. Scott

May 3, 2019

Dear Uncle Victor,
You are still missed and talked about in our house.
My children that are now grown know your name and have seen the faded pictures in the album in the hall.
I have many memories of good day's gone by.
But I have a childhood memory that still breaks my heart in to.
Sitting there waiting to say goodbye to you.

Teresa Blanco

September 3, 2015

Detective Victor as we prepare for our "50" year reunion for next June 2014, you will be missed. But you will be remembered as paying the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of Houston. You will be remembered and a part of our time together. Your ultimate sacrifice to the residents of Houston will not be forgotten. You are not forgotten by the Jeff Davis High School class of 1964.
Linda Lacy Vestal '64
Reunion Committee

Jeff Davis Reunion Committee
Jeff Davis High School class of '64

December 7, 2013

Heroes live forever, Detective Wells, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

October 2, 2013

Rest in peace, Detective Wells. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

October 2, 2012

Rest in peace, Detective Wells. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

October 2, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 2, 2010

Dearest granddaddy,

You and i have never met, though i know you are looking down on me. ive only this picture to hope to know you by. your name was common in my house growing up and i feel as if i knew you dearly. you sir are an unmentioned idol of mine. my yearn to wear the badge and blue is from you. please wait for me in heaven i will meet you some day.

your loving grandson and great grandson

David Jacob Ray Smith and Jacob Alexander Smith

David Jacob Ray Smith

July 4, 2010

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 13, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.


October 14, 2007

I remember your family very well also. I was on the cheerleading team with your daughter. My mother and father were friends. I remember your family and the great loss and what you gave to your community with no complaints. I know you and my dad are sitting in heaven trading war stories about the service.......god bless

DaVina Baker (Rhode)
Daughter of HPD officer James E Baker

August 16, 2007

Rest in God's loving embrace. You will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

September 11, 2006



August 4, 2006

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