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Deputy Sheriff John C. Power

Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, November 5, 1914

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John C. Power

We are looking for all family survivors from Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Florence Arizona. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office holds an annual memorial service the first Thursday in May, and we would like to mail surviving family invitations to be able to view the service via live scan or in person. Please contact me at Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

Admin. Assistant Deborah Lopez

September 2, 2016

Today marks 100 years since Deputy Powers life was taken from him. We are grateful this day for that sacrifice. Who can tell what good has come from that fateful day?

Stan Jefferson

November 5, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 4, 2012

Deputy Power was well known in Arizona as "Maricopa Slim." While he was employed as a deputy for Pinal County, he also served as a special agent for Southern Pacific Railroad. He was a commissioned office for three counties - Maricopa, Pinal and Pima. He was born on October 5, 1884 in Lampasas, TX. to John F. and Martha Mary Power. He was married to Clara A. (Caid) Power. They had a son name Jessie Power (b. 12/31/06).

According to, then, Pinal County Sheriff H. Hill, Deputy Power was shot in a gun battle with Patrick Meehan (circus employee), at 2:30 AM on November 5, 1914, in Maricopa, Arizona. Mr. Meehan died three days later from his wounds in Florence, AZ.

Deputy Power may your memory live on and your sacrifice never forgotten.

Art Carlton, Historian
Bruce C. Smith Model Railroad Foundation

February 6, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 5, 2011

We would love to locate family members to invite them to our annual memorial service each year in May, 1st Thursday of the month. Please conact me if you are or know any surviving family members. As a survivor myself I know the importance of honoring our fallen hero's.

Deborah Lopez
Pinal County Sheriff

March 22, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Power,
Even though it has been 95 years since your death, you are still remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pinal County.



November 6, 2009

Rest in Peace, Deputy Power. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 17, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service, it is sad that the mystery surrounding your death will never be solved

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 1, 2007

You are a true hero.
Rest in peace brother, eventhough your killer was never found, God served justice for you.

Deputy Todd Englin
Pinal County Sheriff's Office

December 7, 2003

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