MOSS POINT, Mississippi (AP) — A funeral will be held next week for Josie Wells, a deputy U.S. marshal who was killed in the line of duty.
Arrangements were announced Thursday by Wells’ alma mater, Jackson State University.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Monday at Wade Baptist Church in Moss Point and the funeral is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in nearby Davis Chapel Cemetery.
The 27-year-old Wells was killed in a shootout Tuesday outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana, while he and other law enforcement officers were trying to arrest a man suspected of killing two people outside a Pointe Coupee Parish nightclub.
Wells was a 2006 graduate of East Central High School and the son of former Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Obie Wells.
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.