Chief Edward H. Powell

Photo of Chief Edward H. Powell
End of Watch: Tue, May 16th, 1916
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 10 years
Age: 35


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 shot and killed the same friend and was sentenced to death for that murder. He was executed in 1924.


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The Jefferson County Police Department has been disbanded and absorbed by the Louisville Metro Police Department.


There is 1 tribute for Chief Edward H. Powell.

Chief Edward H. Powell
Left on Friday, May 16th, 2014

Thank you. Rest in peace. You are not forgotten.