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Edward H. Powell

End of Tour: Tuesday, May 16, 1916Fallen Hero
Rank: Chief of Police
Assignment: Chief of Police
Age: Not available
Incident Date: Tuesday, May 16, 1916
Incident Location: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Suspect Name: Not available (former police chief)
Weapon Involved: Revolver
Case Status: Closed - Assailant executed


Chief Powell was shot and killed by the former police chief during an argument about an officer.

During the argument, Chief Powell pinned the former chief to the ground. The man then drew his revolver and shot Chief Powell.

The suspect was sentenced to two years for the murder but was pardoned by the governor at the request of one of the man's friends.

Five years later, the suspect also shot and killed this friend and was sentenced to death for that murder. He was executed in 1924.

Jefferson County Police