BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The funeral arrangements have been set for the Deputy U.S. Marshal who was killed in Baton Rouge on March 10 while trying to arrest a suspect.
The funeral for 27-year-old Josie Wells will be held at the Wade Baptist Church on Highway 63 in Wade, Mississippi on Tuesday, March 17 at 11 a.m. There will be a wake on Monday, March 16 at the church from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wells will be laid to rest at the Davis Chapel Cemetery in Three Rivers, MS.
Millender's Funeral Home in Moss Point handled the arrangements. Anyone can express their condolences online at www.millenders.com.
Wells was from Jackson, MS, where he lived with his wife, Channing Wells. He was the son of Obie, Sr. and Sherry Wells.
Wells was from a law enforcement family. His father says he, his brother, and his three surviving sons all are in the field, and a daughter is studying criminal justice.
He was killed in the line of duty when a task force made up of law enforcement from the Baton Rouge area and the US Marshals Service went to the Elm Grove Motel Tuesday morning to arrest 31-year-old Jamie Croom.
There was a shootout while serving the arrest warrant, and Deputy US Marshal Josie Wells was fatally shot in the neck.
Croom, who was wanted for a double homicide, was shot multiple times and died early Wednesday morning from his injuries.