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Chief of Police Bobby Gene Powell | Swainsboro Police Department, Georgia Swainsboro Police Department, Georgia

Chief of Police

Bobby Gene Powell

Swainsboro Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Thursday, June 12, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 1

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Chief Powell was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call. As he was arrested the male subject suddenly spun around and shot the chief twice with a weapon he had managed to conceal. Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to crawl back to his patrol car and call for assistance. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Chief Powell had served with the agency for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 15, 2015


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