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Detective George Powers | Grand Rapids Police Department, Michigan Grand Rapids Police Department, Michigan

Detective

George Powers

Grand Rapids Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Thursday, August 22, 1895

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Powers was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two suspected train robbers.

Detective Powers and two other detectives had gone to the Union Train Depot on Bridge Street to find two suspected train robbers. Detective Powers located the men in a train preparing to leave. When Detective Powers went to pull the bell cord on the train to alert the other Detective that he had located the suspects, one of them drew a concealed gun and shot Detective Powers, killing him.

The next day police shot and killed one of the suspects in McBain. One of the detectives who was with Detective Powers identified the suspect as being the one who killed Detective Powers.



Detective Powers was survived by his wife and two children.

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Garden City PD
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