March 11, 2015

Josie Wells - Law Enforcement Fatality in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Deputy Marshal Josie Wells, age 28, died in the line of duty on March 10, 2015, at a hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Josie Wells (L);  Jamie Croom (R)
Deputy Marshal Wells was a member of the United States Marshals Service.  He worked out of the Southern District Office based in Jackson, Mississippi.  He was on a temporary assignment in Baton Rouge. 

Josie Wells and several other members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were on a mission to arrest a double-murder suspect at a motel in Baton Rouge. Jamie Croom was wanted for the killing of a man and his sister in a dispute about a loan. He also had an extensive record including carjacking, assault and firearms charges. 

During the confrontation that ensued, Josie Wells was shot.  He was rushed to a local hospital where tragically he succumbed to his injuries. 

The suspect, Jamie Croom, age 31, was also shot several times and was transported to a local hospital where he too died. 

Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray for
Josie and for those who have
lost him.
Josie graduated from East Central High School in Hurley, Mississippi.  School officials describe him as a tremendous student who was well-liked. 

Josie graduated from Jackson State University in 2011 and soon after joined the U.S. Marshals Service. 

The United States Marshals Service is in mourning over the death of their young brother.  They describe him as a good guy and a good deputy. He will be forever remembered.

Josie's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He loved his job and he did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Josie is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss him. 

Thank you for your service, Josie. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to strangers. Amen.

Pray that Josie is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

1 comment:

Tora Byrd said...

My cousin Jo was a great young man amongest a line of great Wells men. He will be missed tremendously. Please pray for his wife, Channing and his unborn son Lil Jojo. From our family to yours, thanks for the unwavering prayers and constant support