Dear NPDF Member & Supporter:
On October 5th, 2021 ATF Special Agent Adam Daniels was shot and critically wounded in an intense gun battle where over forty (40) rounds were exchanged along Murfreesboro Pike in Nashville, Tennessee with a gunman was out on parole at the time, an investigation by the NPDF has discovered.
Four years ago, while Corey Wellman was serving what essentially amounted to a 26-year sentence for two different drug cases, he sat in front of the state parole board, asking to be allowed to leave prison. “I’ve grown,” Wellman allegedly told the board. “I just need another chance at redeeming myself and being a better individual, for myself as well as my family,” Wellman told the board. “I’m absolutely positive that I’d never see this side again if granted parole,” he said.
But court records show, that didn’t last long. The board granted Wellman’s parole, but the following year he violated that parole by failing a drug screening. He attended a diversionary program and as a result, was then allowed back on parole. An investigation by the NPDF has discovered that Wellman had an extensive criminal record including previous convictions for aggravated assault and manslaughter.
Meanwhile, court documents say Wellman was selling heroin out of a home, a crime that led to a Federal arrest warrant for Wellman issued last week that resulted in Tuesday’s shootout as the ATF tried to arrest him. Wellman died in the shooting.
S/A Daniels is currently being treated for wounds received in that gun battle at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. His family has been devastated by the shooting and have incurred significant expenses for out of state travel, lodging and associated costs so they could be with the agent to provide the support he needs during his hospitalization and the long road toward recovery and physical rehabilitation.
Special Agent in Charge (SAC) John B. DeVito of the ATF’s New York Office, has brought the plight of S/A Daniel’s family to the attention of the NPDF and has requested assistance from our Executive Director, Joseph Occhipinti in helping the Agent’s family with travel expenses. In response, the National Police Defense Foundation’s Safe Cop Program, a 501 (c) (3) tax deductible initiative designed to assist law enforcement officers who are shot in the line of duty, has created the Special Agent Adam Daniels Family Support Fund to assist his family in defraying the high cost of out-of-state travel and lodging during his long recovery.
Under the leadership and guidance of Executive Director Joseph Occhipinti, The NPDF offers a ten-thousand-dollar reward ($10,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone who shoots or kills a member of the law enforcement community. In June of 2020, the NPDF Executive Board took the unprecedented step of expanding the Safe Cop reward program to include rewards for the arrest and conviction of any protestor/domestic terrorist who assaults a public safety officer by using a vehicle or by an act of arson after previous attacks on Capitol Police and other law enforcement.
All members and supporters are urged to make a tax-deductible donation.
ATF Special Agent Adam Daniels Family Support Fund
Major credit cards are accepted and donations can be made online from the PayPal Donate button above, by calling the designated Safe Cop hot-line at 888-SAFE COP (888-723-3267). Or you can mail a check to the following address:
S/A Adam Daniels Family Support Fund
NPDF Safe Cop Program
21 Kilmer Drive-Bldg. 2-Suite C
Morganville, New Jersey 07751
For additional information contact Safe Cop Administrator Sgt. Mike Barry (Ret) at 732-617-2300 or ATF SAC (Ret) Hugo Barrera, Administrator of the NPDF’s Federal Officers Coalition at 954-430-4901. Thank you.