Chief of Police Bobby Gene Powell

Chief of Police Bobby Gene Powell

Swainsboro Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, June 12, 1980

Bobby Gene Powell

Chief Powell was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call. As he was arrested the male subject suddenly spun around and shot the chief twice with a weapon he had managed to conceal. Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to crawl back to his patrol car and call for assistance. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Chief Powell had served with the agency for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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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
Texas

June 15, 2015

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