Corporal Calvin Jerry Powell

Corporal Calvin Jerry Powell

Jasper Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, September 25, 1999

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Calvin Jerry Powell

Officer Powell was killed after his patrol car was struck by a suspect's vehicle during a pursuit. Officers had just terminated the chase when the suspect turned his headlights out, turned around, and drove head-on into Officer Powell's patrol car.

The patrol car was so severely damaged that it took rescue workers more than one hour to free him from the wreckage. He was airlifted to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time after arriving. The suspect was injured in the accident.

Officer Powell had served with the agency for 2 years. He is survived by his wife and two small children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 104

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Injured in accident

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I've been a property owner in Jasper, FL since 2006, and a resident since 2010. And while I was not acquainted with you, Cpl Powell, I have much love and respect for you. You made the ultimate sacrifice, and I appreciate that. May God keep his loving arms wrapped around you and your family.

Judge Earlene Green, Retired
PA Juduciary

June 22, 2016

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