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Police Officer William Powell | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

William Powell

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, November 19, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 5169

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Paroled in 1981

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Officer Powell was shot and killed in the line of duty.

The suspect who shot him was originally sentenced to death. The sentenced was reduced to life in prison and he was eventually in paroled in 1981. His parole was later revoked and he was returned to prison.

Officer Powell had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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A Hero now in Heaven, Always remembered and Never forgotten.

Kim Weigand - PA C.O.P.S.
Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand E.O.W. 9/14/2008
November 19, 2014

 

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