Chief of Police Bobby Gene Powell

Chief of Police Bobby Gene Powell

Swainsboro Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, June 12, 1980

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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.


  • 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

June 15, 2015

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