Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # 517
Cause: Automobile accident
Trooper Powless was killed when his cruiser was struck by a tractor trailer. He had just picked up the new cruiser and was heading home. A tractor trailer heading the opposite direction blew out a tire, crossed the median, and struck the patrol car. Trooper Powless succumbed to his injuries while emergency crews attempted to extricate him from the wreckage.
Trooper Powless had served with the Wisconsin State Patrol for 1 year and was assigned to District 5. He was survived by his wife and two children.