Police Officer Elmer M. Powers

Police Officer Elmer M. Powers

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, April 25, 1918

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Elmer M. Powers

Officer Powers was struck and killed by a drunk driver while crossing the street at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Randolph Street. He had just walked out of Central Station when he was killed.

Officer Powers had served with the Detroit Police Department for 3 years.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 823

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

drunk driver

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Officer Powers,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit.


United States Border Patrol

April 25, 2018

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