End of Watch: Tuesday, May 16, 1916
Tour of Duty: Not available
Rank: Chief of Police
Assignment: Chief of Police
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, May 16, 1916
Incident Location: 18th Street
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Pardoned by the Governor
Case Status: Closed
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.