Slain deputy US Marshal to be memorialized at Federal Courthouse in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities will honor a Deputy U.S. Marshal who was killed in the line of duty while working in Baton Rouge last year.
Josie Wells will be memorialized at the Federal Courthouse in downtown. A ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Thursday and organizers said they will move the event inside if weather is an issue.
Wells, 27, was from Mississippi but was trying to make an arrest in Baton Rouge when he was shot and killed by the double murder suspect he was after. The suspect, Jamie Croom, was also shot and died at a hospital.
Wells comes from a family of law enforcement officials.
Wells' wife was pregnant when he was shot and killed. She gave birth to their son, Channing Wells, in August.
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