Patrolman John Powell

Patrolman John Powell

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, September 6, 1892

John Powell

Patrolman John Powell and Officer Henry McDowell were shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man in Garfield Park.

Officer Powell, while conducting a raid on an illegal racetrack, pursued a racehorse owner who was brandishing a gun while attempting to escape. He was shot twice while apprehending the assailant. The same gunman also killed a second officer, Henry McDowell.

The officers' killer was also shot and killed.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1168

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Patrolman Powell,
On today, the 124th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol

September 6, 2016

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