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Deputy Sheriff Albert Pike Powell | Rogers County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Rogers County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

Albert Pike Powell

Rogers County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Sunday, February 4, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: At large

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Deputy Sheriff Albert Powell was shot and killed as he and the Chelsea city marshal surprised three men burglarizing a store.

The two officers were patrolling together when they observed the men walking away from a local hardware store. The city marshal turned the car around and as they came close the men opened fire, killing Deputy Powell.

The body of one of the suspects was found outside of town a short time later. Officers speculated that he had been shot and killed by his companions. One suspect was apprehended several days later and charged with several crimes including Deputy Powell's murder. The murder charge was later dismissed due to insufficient evidence.

Deputy Powell had served with the Rogers County Sheriff's Office for one year.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. . My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 4, 2012

 

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