Edward H. Powell

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 16, 1916

Biographical Info

Age: 35

Tour of Duty: Not available

Rank: Chief of Police

Assignment: Chief of Police

Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

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

Narrative

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.

Edward Powell - Headstone

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