Sheriff Joel L. Powers

Sheriff Joel L. Powers

Goochland County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, January 25, 1970

Joel L. Powers

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.

Bio

  • Age 69
  • Tour 42 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 24, 1970

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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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