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

Rest in peace my brother. Thank you for your steadfast service to our country and your determination to protect the integrity of our judicial system. Prayers for your family and US Marshal's Service colleagues.

Ben McCoy (former Police Officer)
NSA New Orleans (DOD) Police

March 17, 2015

RIP Deputy Wells, we the deputies of the Marshals Service will always be there for your family.

Deputy John Guider ret
United States Marshals Service

March 17, 2015

RIP brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Special Agent
HSI-Homeland Security Investigations

March 17, 2015

Deputy Marshal Josie Wells,

Thank you for making the decision to protect and serve our country. It seems as though you lived your life with purpose and a love for God. You did your part here on this earth and for that you are honored and loved by many.

Your wife will always be in my thoughts and prayers because on any given day I could stand where she is standing. I am also the wife of a U.S. Marshal. The strength your wife showed today made her my hero. Just know that long after the phone calls and visits stop at the homes of your wife and loved ones I will still be in prayer for their strength and courage to continue your legacy. May you Rest in Peace.

Rhonda Yearwood
Wife of Deputy Marshal Victor Yearwood

March 17, 2015

Rest in Peace brother! It's great folks like you that make this agency the best in the world. Thank you for your sacrifice and fighting a good fight. My thoughts and prayers are with Josie's family.

R Hurst
U.S. Marshals Service - N/FL

March 17, 2015

RIP DUSM Josie Wells
I will never forget

Deputy US Marshal
US Marshals Service

March 17, 2015

As the family prepare to celebrate and rejoice in the life of DUSM Josie Wells to include the grief that accompany a tragic loss. I wanted to extend my deepest condolences, prayers and sympathy to the family and the entire US Marshals Family. I found myself being reminded of a similar tragic loss involving Norman Sherriff in 1971. Norman reached out to younger deputies and I had less than one year of service and was one of those young deputies that Sherriff mentored. May God grant peace upon his family and co workers.

Retired Chief Deputy O. Ray Hodges
U.S. Marshals Service

March 17, 2015

Brother Wells, you have served your community well. You have paid the ultimate sacrifice. and you will have the gratitude from your brothers and sisters for all eternity. May God keep you close, and may God be with your family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Brother Wells. We have the Watch.

Det. Karlas E. Robinzine
Berwyn Police Department

March 17, 2015

Rest in Peace little brother!

Senior Inspector Tito Del Valle

March 17, 2015

Rest in Peace my brother it is our watch now.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and all my brothers and sisters of the United States Marshals Service.


Officer B. Ruth
Baltimore County Police Department

March 17, 2015

Words are never adequate when it comes to the loss of DUSM Wells. Our hearts and prayers are with the Wells family and our USMS brothers and sisters. May God's peace be with you.

CI Mark Shealey (Ret), SI Julie Shealey
US Marshals Service, HQ

March 17, 2015

Your name exemplifies Service above Self. Rest in Peace and may God continue to watch over your family.

B. Slater
Boise Police

March 16, 2015

I pray that your friends and family will know God's peace during this time of loss. I pray that you are truly at rest and you know that your family...both the one your were born into as well as your extended blue one, will watch, provide for, and protect your wife and child that were left behind. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten, nor was it in vain Brother.


It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt
April 23, 1910


March 16, 2015

To the family of DUSM Wells - Thank you for sharing Josie with the USMS family. Please know that we are here for you and are dealing with this loss alongside you; we are your family! You will remain in our thoughts and prayers. DUSM J. Wells will never be forgotten! He gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, he is yet another American Hero! May God Bless You!

SDUSM Sterling T. Carter
U.S. Marshals Service

March 16, 2015

"We walk by FAITH, NOT by sight." Corinthians II 5;7 (Paul's second Epistle to The Corinthians.)

S.O.S. Anthony
F.B.O.P. / U.S.M.S.

March 16, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your law enforcement family. Police Unity Tour Team CSPD

Police Unity Tour Team CSPD - FL
Coral Springs Police Department

March 16, 2015

Josie, God granted you an opportunity to live on His Earth for a short time, but you completed many big things. You graduated from the public school district in your hometown, college, law enforcement school, married the love of your life, and became an expecting parent for the first time. Many pople live longer than you and never accomplish this much. We, your family, are very proud of you. You passed away doing something you loved.

May God rock you in his arms for eternity because he has reclaimed his son.

Rest in Peace, Josie

Katie Blair

Katie Blair
Friend of the Family (His brother Obie is married to my niece, Tyesha

March 16, 2015

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

March 16, 2015

God Bless your family! You are gone but will never be forgotten brother!

FF 504, LVFD C B

March 16, 2015

Although I never knew this fine young man it saddens me to hear of his being taken too early from this life. RIP DUSM Wales. Who you are and what you have done for all will never be forgotten.

Vera Taylor

March 16, 2015

So, so sorry to hear of your passing. You made this world a safer place. Prayers to your family.

Friend of law enforcement

March 16, 2015

a tragedy..thoughts & prayers for your family..God has you now...a supporter of law enforcement..


March 16, 2015

Prayers for the ones left hurting.
Your sacrifice does not go unnoticed.

Jackie Dindar
Wife of Detective Kagan Dindar, Clarksville, Tn EOW 10-23-2014

March 16, 2015

Rest my brother.

Ret'd Ofc Cooper

March 15, 2015

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Lieutenant T White

March 15, 2015

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