Trooper Delano G. Powell

Photo of Trooper Delano G. Powell
End of Watch: Thu, Jul 8th, 1965
Date of Incident: Thu, Jul 8th, 1965
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 1 year
Age: 28

Survivors

His wife and three year old son.

Incident

Trooper Powell and a deputy were attampting to serve a warrant when Trooper Powell was shot and killed. The suspect under the cover of a darkened porch opened fire on the officers with a shotgun as they approached the house. Trooper Powell was shot by the suspect and pulled to his patrol by the deputy who began transporting him toward the hospital. Trooper Powell was transferred to an ambulance on the way to the hospital but died before he arrived.

The suspect was caught later and convicted.

Agency

Kentucky State Police
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919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
(800) 222-5555
Commissioner Rodney Brewer

Tributes

There is 1 tribute for Trooper Delano G. Powell.

Trooper Delano G. Powell
Left by Lt. Gary Powell (Ret.) on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Rest in Peace.