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Trooper Gary G. Powless | Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin


Gary G. Powless

Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Sunday, May 18, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 517

Cause: Automobile accident

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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.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 18, 2015


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