Policeman Richmond Powell

Policeman Richmond Powell

Princeville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, August 21, 1923

Richmond Powell

Policeman Richmond Powell succumbed to stab wounds inflicted two days earlier while he and other officers conducted a liquor raid.

One of the suspects stabbed Policeman Powell in the head. The knife penetrated his skull and caused a fatal wound. The suspect was arrested, convicted of manslaughter, and sentenced to 3.5 years in prison.

Policeman Powell was survived by his wife and several children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 19, 1923
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Sentenced to 3.5 years

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I am a former Princeville Police Officer. I had no idea that an officer from the department had fallen because no one ever mentioned it. This is something that should be a part of every new hire at the department. Unfortunately, Princeville no loner has a police department. I hope they get it back. Officer Powell gave his life many many years ago to make a difference. I remember him now, this day, and always.

Former Princeville Police (506)

November 16, 2015

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