Police Officer Sheena Dae Yarbrough-Powell

Police Officer Sheena Dae Yarbrough-Powell

Beaumont Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, August 9, 2020

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Sheena Dae Yarbrough-Powell

Police Officer Sheena Yarbrough-Powell was killed when her patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk, wrong-way driver on Cardinal Drive near the Highway 347 overpass.

The crash occurred on the divided highway at approximately 2:30 am. Her partner was seriously injured in the crash. The 18-year-old driver of the other vehicle was also injured and was later charged with manslaughter and intoxication assault. The subject was found guilty in 2022 and sentenced to 20 years for intoxication manslaughter.

Officer Yarbrough-Powell had served with the Beaumont Police Department for two years. She is survived by her husband and six sisters.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 114

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender 20 years

wrong-way driver

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I never knew Officer Powell, but I have a tremendous respect for anyone who does this job usually at great risk to their own lives and yet, they still do this job day in and day out. So, let me just say, that my most sincere thanks and respect for the job you did while you were with us here in Texas. Your life here is at a close, but what you leave behind, your legacy remains to this day.

Rest in Peace Officer Powell

Joseph R. Harmon
Lead Transportation Security Officer
Transportation Security Administration
United States Department of Homeland Security

June 4, 2022

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