Trooper John Henry Powell

Trooper John Henry Powell

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, February 27, 1959

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John Henry Powell

Trooper John Powell was struck and killed by a vehicle one mile south of State Road 16 on U.S. 41 near Kentland in Newton County.

Trooper Powell and several other troopers were setting out an electronic speed timing device at about 9:30 pm. As Trooper Powell was leaning over the pavement, a 17-year-old driver who was passing another vehicle struck Trooper Powell over the head, killing him instantly.

Trooper Powell had served with the Indiana State Police for over four years and was assigned to the Kentland post. He was survived by his wife, three children, brother, four sisters and parents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 4 years, 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Rest in peace Trooper Powell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 14, 2020

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