Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 6/16/1928
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect: Sentenced to five years
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.