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Police Officer Frank Powley | Pontiac Police Department, Michigan Pontiac Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Frank Powley

Pontiac Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Saturday, August 7, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Powley was shot and killed by a prisoner escaping from the Pontiac Police Headquarters. The suspect was sentenced to life at hard labor.

Officer Powley was a WWI veteran and had served with the Pontiac Police Department for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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90 years ago you were a husband and father. You went to work each day to serve your community. Your son loved and admired you. He was only four, and I can imagine you tossing him up in the air, taking him fishing, and going on adventures. In a few short months your life would be senselessly taken.
Tonight I am making a small memorial of you for my husband's shelf at work. He too is a husband and father. He too goes to work every day and serves his community. His children love and admire him. He tosses them in the air, teaches them to play baseball, and takes them on adventures. We never know when he walks out the door, if like you, his life will senselessly be taken. He too, is an officer.
We remember you, and all the other men and women who have fallen in the line of duty. Thank you for your service.

Jennifer Dray
Frank Powley's Great-Granddaughter
April 12, 2016


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