Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Lamar Wells

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Reflections for Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Lamar Wells

I am not in law enforcement. However I was reading about the U S Deputy Marshal, Bass Reeves, and Google brought up this page. Today happens to be March 10, 2024, so there are no coincidences in life. I extend my heartfelt condolences to your family and I thank you for your service to our country. May you continue to rest in paradise.

Lori Hendricks

March 10, 2024

Rest easy DUSM Josie Wells.
We will continue to fight the good fight.

Assistant Chief
US Marshals Service (Retired)

March 9, 2024

Deputy Marshal Wells,

Your death especially touches me, because you left behind a baby who was not yet born at the time of your passing. My own wife was such a child. She was born after her dad was a U S Forest Service Ranger. He died fighting a forest fire set by an arsonist, weeks before his daughter (my wife) was born. Today, your child would be about 8. I don't know who he or she may be, but I will add this child and mom and your wife to my daily prayers. Rest in peace.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
– Matthew 5:9

Daniel Ryan
Private Investigator (Retired)

May 14, 2023


Rico Deas, special response security officer./H.F.S. AGENT

December 5, 2022

Rest in peace

Rico Deas, special response security officer.

December 5, 2022

Deputy U.S. Marshals Josie Wells will always be remembered. RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

July 30, 2022

I ran in honor of his memory at the police week memorial in 2015.

May God bless him and his family.

Special Agent Matthew Collins (retired)

June 29, 2022

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

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

March 10, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother Josie Wells.

Joe Morales Sr.
Retired- Assistant Chief-USMS/HQ

March 10, 2021

Josie, we will always remember you and honor you in our work.


March 6, 2021

Thought about your smiling face today.

Everyone Goes Home

Define your champions, and seek what you lack. Mine enter dark places, and oft don’t come back. For those that return they long for the day. To push it again, let come what may.

Our time here is short, even if you grow old. Stand strong like a warrior, grow wise, be bold. As years run at you with zero delay, smile at the shadows, crash into the fray. To those yet to be, take note of those gone. When our work here is done, we all go home.


We worked on concrete and played in mud.

February 7, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother, your tour is complete we have it from here.

Officer David Guthrie
Mart Police Dept - Mart, TX

March 13, 2020

So sad, like all of these "end of watch" incidents. Sounds like a fine man from a long standing cop family. He, and his family will be in my prayers.

Joe Gillam - Retired
20 yrs US Army Mil Pol - 20 yrs PD Hinesville, GA

March 11, 2020

Another year has passed and a great man is with the lord Josie you are so missed by your sweet wife child and family in Mississippi!!
I truly believe that you are in heaven with the lord looking down with that big smile!!
God bless you and your family and protect them along with your marshal family!!

Retired Tom Fairley

March 10, 2020

My prayers go out to the family and co-workers may God continue keep blessings and strengthen the family and friends

Reserve Sergeant Billy Adams
Homer La police department

March 12, 2019

My prayers goes out to his family, friends, all law enforcement, n the U.S.Marshall. I met his wife at Walmart vision center, Such a beautiful and nice lady. May God continue blessing and strengthen them. I’m in law enforcement and been there for 25 years and I pray going in and pray coming out

Sergeant Beverly Coleman
Mississippi Department of Corrections Pearl, Ms

March 11, 2019

Today 4 years ago a fine man went to be with the lord!
Lord please watch over his wife and beautiful child and

Retired Tom Fairley

March 10, 2019

Rest well my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Blessings and strength to your loving family for your great loss.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 10, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy U.S. Marshal Wells.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 9, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 6, 2018

On this your 3rd year in Heaven my brother, again thank you for your service to the Marshals Service. May you always watch out for the safety of your loving family and of your co-workers. May all that had loved you always keep your memory alive.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 10, 2018

RIP Brother

Agent Wendell Griffin Jr
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics/ Jackson State University Classmate

May 30, 2017

I salute you my brother. You gave your all for the Marshals Service, May you rest well in a beter place and watch over your family and fellow deputies, and that no harm comes to them. May that criminal who took you away from all of us....go to hell.

Lt. Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

March 10, 2017

Such a tragedy. He was grinning in our office as an eager young intern student. Then he went to our academy to earn his badge and flashed that trademark smile as he showed it to us. He left for his first duty station for a few years before returning home to begin his family as he worked with us. Then he went to help with a fugitive operation in a neighboring state and was taken.
This is what we do, but the price is terribly high.
We miss Josie.
Some wounds never seem to heal.
But there is comfort in knowing that his faith was so strong - the pillar of his central character.

Matthew Dell CDUSM

April 21, 2016

I am so sorry for this loss.
I worked with the USMS in Seattle and I know the bond that is made with all of the deputies.

My thoughts and prayers for the family

Elaine Gregory
Former Consultant

March 11, 2016

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