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

RIP Brother and my prayers are with your love ones

john Latour Retired Deputy

April 21, 2015

Heart broken.
May the beriefment of your family be met with love and gratitude. You have made a difference in the quality of our lives. You will never be forgotten.
Most sincerely

PJ Ross
Cop's mom

April 14, 2015

I met Josie when we attended HRFA together last year. He was an awesome guy and a great Deputy. He will be missed.

Rest in peace my brother.

DUSM Johnsen

April 13, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice DUSM Wells. RIP.

Ofc. Fillmore
Cook County Sheriff

April 12, 2015

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten......

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield Village PD (OH)

March 28, 2015

There are no words which could satisfactorily assuage any anguish that this hero's family is experiencing. Brother Wells, rest easy. We have the watch from here.

To the Wells family, your father and husband is a true blue hero, and I hope that you remember how he lived, knowing that he devoted his life to serving others. He is waiting for you in paradise when your time has come.

Officer Joseph Walker
Niobrara, Nebraska Police Department

March 27, 2015

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. 

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy U.S. Marshal Wells, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on.  Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be.  In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Deputy U.S. Marshal Wells is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

TPD, FBI Special Agent
FBI, Washington, DC

March 25, 2015

Thank you for your service Deputy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your law enforcement family. You will not be forgotten. You will always be honored.... Rest easy...
-Police Unity Tour Team CSPD
"We Ride For Those Who Died"

Police Unity Tour - Team CSPD
Coral Springs Police Department, FL

March 24, 2015

Rest in Piece Brother, we have the watch from here! God bless!!

K9 Office WB

March 24, 2015

Sorry for your loss.

A. Hyde

March 23, 2015

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy CA Travis Bird
Commonwealth of Virginia

March 20, 2015

Josie worked for the US Marshals Southern District of Mississippi in Jackson as a student. He was well liked and regarded. When selected to be a deputy, we discussed his early decisions. We were happy that he was going to a good office (St Louis, MO) and I enjoyed his sharing of his aspirations and enthusiasm. He went to FLETC for his basic training and did very well. On his way to his first district, he visited the Jackson, Mississippi office to proudly show us his shiny new badge. I will never forget that grin. We were as proud as he was. He often called and visited to remind us that he wanted to carry his Marshals star home in the future and we checked to see that he was doing well. He was doing very well. After his required time, he earned his return and we were happy to welcome him back to Mississippi. His Faith, energy and willingness to work impressed everyone.
I remember the discussion when he was selected by his supervisor to assist with the warrant operation in Baton Rouge, LA. He was eager to do this work and we had confidence in him. We were glad that he was going to do what he loved so much.

Then, in what seems like blurry moments, this young warrior met a warrior's end and we were carrying our brother into the church.

My deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends. I know that this strong and Faith-filled Law Enforcement family understands the risks and losses inherent in our chosen work, but this is a huge loss of a very special man.

I pray for them.

Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Romans 14:7-9
None of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

Chief Deputy US Marshal Matthew Dell
Southern District of Mississippi - duty station of Josie Wells

March 20, 2015

Heros don't die just go to a job just a little higher up and you are a hero god bless you

Lt. William Anglin
Perry county sheriff department

March 20, 2015

DUSM Josie Wells,

It was an honor and a privilege to attend your services. I know that you were looking down, with what has been described as your "infectious" smile, as your USMS brothers and sisters walked a "Marshal" mile to bring you to your eternal resting place. You will always be in our hearts as we will take it from here my fallen brother. May God bless you, your family, and the USMS family.

Senior Inspector C.J. Wood

March 19, 2015

Rest in Peace, my brother. I only met you once, but I was impressed by your dedication and your sense of humor. Your watch is done, but be assured that we will carry on the good fight to make our country a safer place for everyone.

Intel Specialist Gary Wayne Bradford
US Marshals Service, Gulf Coast RFTF

March 19, 2015

A man’s life is not measured by his wealth or status, but by what he does with his time on earth, be that many or just a few years. Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells did much with his years.

I stand in awe at the bravery of this young officer and the too many other officers who’s names grace these pages. In these current times I stand proud and strong in the knowledge that I do so, shoulder to shoulder with the men and women, worldwide, who also have the courage to serve as a Law Enforcement Officer for their community.

My deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells. I will not forget his sacrifice and what he stood for, as a man, a husband, an expectant father, a son, a brother, a friend and as a LEO.

Western Australia Police

March 19, 2015

An Officer’s Heart
By Kathy Farace

I chose to work in law enforcement;
It’s my duty and my call.
I will serve no matter what the risk
In a crisis great or small.

Protecting life and liberties
From jeopardy and from theat.
No matter what the time or cause,
I’ll respond with no regret

The thin blue line of courage is a symbol that reflects,
The depth of strength to conquer,
Fear our commitment and respect.

Duty calls, the race begins, days end is unbeknown.
Though focused on the work at hand
My heart is back at home.

As an officer I know I’m not in this alone.
You stand with me by my side and pray my safety home.

I give you this special gift a heart for us to share;
Holding precious words of love far days so hard to bear.

Every moment of every day, in my heart you’ll always be.
We’ll never be far apart……You have “A Piece of Me”

Jaime Sandoval
Heald College Capstone

March 19, 2015

To the family of DUSM Josie Wells.

Please know our hearts are breaking with you and for you.

The are no words to express the magnitude of Josie's passing and your loss.

It is a special person who can go to work each day and boldly face danger to protect the public and make our society safer.

Thank you Josie for making a difference in the world.

Communications Center TOD,KKemp
U.S. Marshals Service

March 18, 2015

Josie your watch has ended but your memories will live on, we know your ok because your with your father now. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

S. Jeanmarie-Superviosry Inspector

March 18, 2015

As you gave your life doing your job my Brother, you have reminded all our brother and sisters that doing this job, is why we are here. We are doing Gods work. You have shown us how to take this work head on, trying to make our country a safer place. I salute you and the strongest woman I have ever seen, in your wife. She is truly remarkable.
Rest in Peace my fellow Deputy.

Deputy U.S. Marshal: Jay Mason
USMS, District of Ne. Lincoln.

March 18, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God provide the comfort to help your loved ones in this time. Rest in peace.

Denise Levenberry

March 18, 2015

Rest in Peace bother...

M/FL Orlando

March 18, 2015

My condolences to your family. Thank you for your services Deputy Wells. I'm not in law enforcement. I'm just a chef that grew up in New Orleans. But I do have family members in law enforcement. Your passing is not in vain. I pray that God heals the wombs that your family was left with. I was taught to never question God's decisions, but I can't help but ask " why does the good always die young. Rest in paradise little brother. We know that there is another angel in the sky watching over us.

Chef Dwayne Bergeron

March 18, 2015

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

March 18, 2015

You went out like the warrior you were. You earned your rest, we'll take it from here. The entire USMS will be here to support your family.


March 17, 2015

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