Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Bobby L. "Bubba" Wells, Jr.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, June 27, 1995

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Reflections for Trooper Bobby L. "Bubba" Wells, Jr.

I just drove by the part of I55 that was named in his honor. He died doing an honorable job keeping us all safe on the highway. We need Troopers like him now more than ever. Thank You for a job well done Trooper Wells. We will Never forget.

Patrolman Paul Giannini (Retired)
Memphis Police Dept

July 5, 2022

I will always remember his death. It was a hot day and I had been to the Batesville crime lab the day before

Agent Delaine Stacy
MBN part of the DPS family

June 28, 2022

Two or three times a year I put flowers on a relative's tombstone in Ackerman, and saw the tombstone for Trooper Wells, and wondered about the story behind he death. When I got home to Columbus I did a search for Trooper Wells on the Internet and found the details about his death. We do not appreciate the sacrifices law enforcement personnel make so many times. The next time I go to Ackermen, I will put flowers on this Troopers monument....

Frank Odom, Army Retired
Appreciative citizen

March 13, 2021

Hey brother,

25 years ago today. Know that your not forgotten classmate. Rest easy.


June 27, 2020

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 27, 2020

Bubba, I woke up this morning thinking about you. We were classmates and next door neighbors for many years. Your dedication to your craft or sport was always an inspiration to me. I can’t believe it has been 23 years. You and your family are in my thoughts. Until we meet again.

Colonel Mark E. Givens
United States Air Force

September 30, 2018

God Bless Officer Wells, love this state and her kind people. Thank you to all the officers who protect us EVERY day!

Robert & Cricket Baker
Army Veteran

September 25, 2018

Happy Birthday in heaven. We miss you.


June 4, 2018

Always in my thoughts. You were a great friend and great officer. Till we meet again.

Cher Quarles

November 16, 2017

I'm a few hours late but Happy Birthday in heaven. I never forget.


June 5, 2017

I knew Bubba as one of the student assistants at MSU. He was in awesome shape and worked us out at the field house doing running drills and weights. He was tough but I also felt he knew how we felt cause he had been there. He was a nice guy and highly thought of. Years later I saw him one time down at the coliseum in Jackson when he was a trooper and always regretted never going and speaking to him. I couldn't believe it when I heard he was killed. RIP Bubba.


June 28, 2016

Trooper Bubba Wells yet another year has past but your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The Great State of Mississippi and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow "RedLeg"!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD

June 28, 2016

So proud of Bubba who dispatched for MHP G District before going through MHP Class and on to patrol. I knew his voice long before meeting him and a fellow dispatcher also now trooper. He worked the radio thru some dangerous incidents and manhunts... helped keep troopers safe even before he was on the road himself. I wish I had known how to reach his folks to tell them how sorry I am - but how thankful for his service.

M-27 (fmr)

September 21, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of The Great State of Mississippi! Continue to Rest in Peace Trooper Bobby L. Wells Jr.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

June 27, 2015

I did not know you but you and every Officer that gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty will always be honored and remembered.

Lt. Retired Dory May
Pearl Police Dept.

September 12, 2014

19 years and I still remember the call that morning that you had been struck and killed. Blue and Gray never forget our brothers. Cadet Class #48 pain is temporary pride is for ever.


June 27, 2014

Thank you Trooper Wells for your service to the Great State of Mississippi! You will never be forgotten! Rest in Peace fellow "RedLeg"!

TFC Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol

May 28, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 1, 2012

Bubba, Miss you my friend. You were one of the best Troopers the state of Mississippi ever had. My heart still hurts when I pass your memorial on 55. It was an honor to call you my friend. I left the Desoto Co Sheriffs Dept in 2000 and as you know I am with MPD. Tim and I still talk about you. Will see you again at the end of my tour of duty. I'm comforted knowing you walk with the Lord.

J Moore
Memphis Police Dept

August 17, 2012

Boy...we sure had some fun times growing up together!! I miss the days of ALL of us getting together @ the Camp House!!

Tom McElroy
Friend from day 1

March 2, 2012

When my nephew, Wynn McAllister, was killed in a wreck on Highway 25 South in Starkville last week, it brought back the memory of the day I found out about the death of Bubba. He was an exceptional young man who made a definite impression in my life, as did my nephew.
May God continue to bless the Wells family and to give my family the strength of walk this path with our Lord.
My love to the Wells familly.

Gayle Rhoades
Former teacher

January 6, 2011

You have been on my mind a lot the last few months. I know it is because you could always cheer me up and make me smile through difficult times. The anniversary of your death is approaching. Fifteen years and it still hurts not having you here. It seems like yesterday.
Know you are not forgotten and you are still loved and missed dearly. Please continue to watch over us. I miss u!


May 3, 2010

May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

August 5, 2009

It is June again...your birthday and anniversary of your death. You are thought of often and missed. We love you. Please keep watching over us.


June 7, 2009

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