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Trooper Delano G. Powell | Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Kentucky State Police, Kentucky


Delano G. Powell

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch: Thursday, July 8, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # 300

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Trooper Delano Powell was shot and killed when he responded to a complaint of a man shooting a shotgun at his residence in Breathitt County.

The suspect, who was hiding in an outbuilding shot Trooper Powell twice in the chest as he got out of his car. Minutes later he shot and wounded another trooper as he arrived on the scene. A Breathitt County deputy was able to pull Trooper Powell to his patrol car and began to transport him to a hospital. He was met by an ambulance and Trooper Powell was transferred to it but succumbed to his injuries before reaching the hospital.

The suspect was apprehended by state troopers and deputies after a three hour standoff. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Trooper Powell had been employed with the Kentucky State Police for 18 months and is survived by his wife and 3-year-old-son.

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Time never heals the pain but memories of the good times keeps us going. Kind words for your service fill our hearts.

Love your sister who is so proud of you.

Phoebe J. Powell
January 22, 2017


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