Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Neil Keith Wells

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, April 4, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Neil Keith Wells

What a tragedy! Two officers of the law trying to help stop the war on drugs. Both killed the same day miles apart. One in Detroit and another in Atlanta. Where miles separate us, our hearts bring us together. My their departments stay strong during this horrible crime. My G-d bless their other famillies too.






To Officer Neil Wells, family, fellow brothers and sisters of blue, and friends,...

It is hard to imagine the pain and sorrow you are going through today and for many days to come. My prayers go out to you.

May you rest in peace. Your on heaven's golden streets with no more worries. You died protecting and serving your community, for that you will never be forgotton. You will be greatly missed but in time we all will be one again. Watch over your fellow brothers and sisters of blue. They need your guidance. God Bless you and your family!


Your valor will never be forgotton. Your brothers and sisters will always serve in your shadow. My the Lord be with your family and fellow officers.

Sgt. Chris Swanson
Genesee County Sheriff Department

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family of officer. Neil Wells and the Detroit Police Department, from the United States Postal Police Force.

Police Officer Walter Duran
U. S Postal Police

Our department lost a hero the same day that Off. Wells was taken from you. We are sharing your pain and your grief. It is never easy letting go of a friend, brother/sister, and colleague. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn your hero. We shall never forget them. May God be with the family, friends, and fellow officers.

Sgt. Tony Whitmire
Atlanta Police Department / Swat

To our fallen brother may you rest in peace. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

Officer D. Johns
Decatur,GA Police Department

An officer's death is never in vain. Thank you for your ultimate dedication and service. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. "In valor, there is hope."


"Our Fallen Brother"

As I held him close, I began to cry

Wondering and hoping our friend would never die

I could see the whites of his eyes, as he held me tight

The wind whisked through his hair, as we saw the light

He cried no more as we fell to the ground

His one single tear, would never be found

Cry not my friend God will take you home

The Angels in Heaven will not be alone

You're safe and well as a child to his mother

You will always be remembered as OUR FALLEN BROTHER


I new Neil and considered him a friend. I will miss him getting his old car done and particiating in the local car shows. I pray that he is at peace and that his family will survive this uncalled for occurance.

Deputy Frank Klar
Hamilton County Sheriff

I'm so very sorry that you had to leave us Neil.I worked with you for nearly 3 years and enjoyed every bit of it.I've gone thru that same building many times and feared the outcome that you had to suffer,but we still had to do it.I hope your children will understand that you had to make the streets safe for them and that you are still policing the streets from above.You will be missed,MY BROTHER IN BLUE.

P.O. Maya
Ex-Detroit Officer

wells was the man. he brought in guns, drugs, and other serious felony arrests. he knew his stuff and anybody who worked with Neil knows that.

police officer william zeolla
detroit police department

"The credit belongs to those people who are actually in the arena, who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions to a worthy cause; who at best, know the triumph of high achievement; and who at worst, fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."- Theodore Roosevelt

Chicago P.D.

Neil, you have no idea how much we miss you! It's just not the same around this place without you and your crazy t-shirts! Thank you for teaching me so much about the job - You ARE the "real police". So rest easy up there...we'll take care of it all down here. We love you!

dpd officer
detroit pd

God bless you Neil. You were an outstanding cop. I learned a lot from you the short time I was privileged enough to work with you.

Police Officer Chris Wenzara
Dearborn P.D.

Why? I know that this is the question that you the family have asked yourself time and time again. I came on the Dept. approximately five years ago and in that time I had the pleasure of being backed up on a police run by P.O Wells and his partner (our precincts bordered each other) I was just out the academy on midnights and I had just chased a person with a gun into an alley. I could remember the fear I had not knowing if I would make home that night. The sirens I heard coming to make sure that I could go home safe and sound made me proud to do what I do.

As a police officer who has lost a partner, P.O RICHARD SCALF 2/5/99, I know that the pain seems unbearable, but find comfort in knowing that there are no dope houses in heaven and that he is kicking his feet up, enjoying the scene below. MAY YOUR SOUL FIND COMFORT IN THE HEAVENS!!!

Police Officer

To the family of Officer Wells go my deepest and hearfelt sympathy with a prayer that God has and will continue to comfort you. To his brothers and sisters in the Detroit P.D. all of us feel and know your pain and also send our sympathy and prayers. I lost a very good friend of mine a year and a half ago and still feel that loss. I grew up in the Detroit area and although I have been gone for 19 years or so I consider her my home. Although you died at the hands of some thug that I'm sure had no sense of how precious life is, you died for a noble and just cause. I'm sure that is not much comfort for your wife and children but my prayer is that some day they will come to realize you are a true hero in every sense of the word. God rest your soul and may God Bless your family, friends and those of us that continue the fight for justice and good.

Sgt. Leigh Persky
Montgomery County Sheriff, Alabama

Blessed are the peacemakers,For they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9


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