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Sheriff Joel L. Powers | Goochland County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Goochland County Sheriff's Office, Virginia


Joel L. Powers

Goochland County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, January 25, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 69

Tour: 42 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 1/24/1970

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Sheriff Joel Powers was killed in an automobile accident while he and a Virginia State Trooper responded to a fight in progress call. The Trooper's patrol car was struck at the intersection of Route 6 and Route 600. Sheriff Powers suffered fatal injuries in the accident.

Sheriff Powers had served with the agency for 42 years. He was survived by his wife, four children, mother, four sisters, and nine brothers.

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I rode into the NLEOM with the Police Unity Tour yesterday. I stopped by Sheriff Power's name on the wall and offered a prayer of gratitude for your decades of service.

Rest in peace, Sir.

Sheriff James L Agnew
Goochland County Sheriff's Office
May 13, 2016


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