Officer Clyde Edward Powell

Officer Clyde Edward Powell

Sault Ste. Marie Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, September 14, 1941

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Clyde Edward Powell

Officer Powell was shot and killed while responding to a call in which a man had just murdered a woman. The suspect was arrested at the Sault ferry as he attempted to flee into Canada.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder for Officer Powell's death and second degree murder for the woman's death. He was sentenced to life plus 75 years and later died in prison.

Officer Powell had served with the agency for 2.5 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, mother, brother, nephew and nieces.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 71rst 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. 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

September 14, 2012

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