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AG Holder eulogizes slain deputy US marshal

4 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, March 17 2015 Mar 17, 2015 March 17, 2015 5:59 PM March 17, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

MOSS POINT, MS - A deputy U.S. marshal who died doing what he loved is being remembered for his service.

Attorney General Eric Holder delivered the eulogy Tuesday for Josie Wells during a funeral service at Wade Baptist Church in Moss Point.

The 27-year-old Wells was killed in a shootout last week near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, while he and other law enforcement officers were trying to arrest a man suspected of killing two people outside a local nightclub.

Holder, who read a message from President Barack Obama, says Wells was reared in law enforcement family and carried on that legacy with pride.

Wells graduated from Jackson State with a criminal-justice degree in 2011 and joined the Marshals Service that year.

Wells' wife, Channing, is pregnant with the couple's first child, a boy.

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