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Patrolman Robert Lee Powers | San Diego Police Department, California San Diego Police Department, California

Patrolman

Robert Lee Powers

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, June 16, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 6/16/1928

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Suspect: Sentenced to five years

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Patrolman Robert Powers was killed when his police motorcycle was struck head-on by a drunk driver who was driving on the wrong side of the road. The impact of the accident caused Patrolman Powers to be thrown over his handlebars and through the vehicle's windshield. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The suspect was convicted of drunk driving, violation of the Volstead Act, and manslaughter and sentenced to five years.

Patrolman Powers had served with the agency for three years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 21, 2012

 

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