Chief of Police Edward H. Powell

Chief of Police Edward H. Powell

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, May 16, 1916

Edward H. Powell

Chief of Police Edward Powell was shot and killed by the former police chief during an argument about an officer.

During the argument Chief Powell pinned the former chief to the ground. The man then drew his revolver and shot Chief Powell.

The suspect was sentenced to two years for the murder but was pardoned by the governor at the request of one of the man's friends. Five years later the suspect also shot and killed this same friend and was sentenced to death for that murder. He was executed in 1924.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1924

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Thinking about you on the 100th anniversary of your death. Many thanks and RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

May 16, 2016

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