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Detective George W. Powers

Grand Rapids Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, August 22, 1895

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Reflections for Detective George W. Powers

Dear Great Great Grandpa Powers,
You must have been an amazing human being. How you served your country and community. As a brave soldier for the Union Army and were captured but escaped. After the Civil War you started farming in Sparta. You married sweet grandma Emily but she died young leaving you with 4 children under the age of eight. That was when you married Isadora and started working for the Grand Rapids Police Department. I can’t imagine what life was like for you. It must have been challenging. Serving your community for 18 years, helping to keep them safe. There are so many questions I have for you. I would love to sit down and have a chat with you. Some day. I want to thank you for your service. I’d also like to wish you happy birthday. You were born on April 9, 1843 and your life was taken on August 22, 1895. We love you, Grandpa.

Linda Evans - great great granddaughter
Retired Spouse Michigan State Police

April 8, 2022

Det. Powers,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the Union Army during the Civil War.


United States Border Patrol

August 22, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 22, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Powers.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 9, 2020

RIP brother

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

August 18, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 118th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

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

March 25, 2013

Thank you for your Heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

August 22, 2012

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten. Thank you for your years of service.


January 11, 2006

I am home in heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting Light.
All the pain and grief is over.
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly trod
The valley of the shade?
Oh!but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's will.
There is work still waiting for you.So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth.
You shall rest in Jesus' land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come.

We love you Detective Powers. It's nice to know we have angels in heaven watching over us. Will you pray for us as we pray for you.

Thank you for your dedication and devotion to the safety of your fellow man. Keep busy. I'm sure God has a job for you up there.

Grandma & Grandpa Hinkle
Parents of a Deputy Sheriff

October 1, 2004

You were the first, but not the last. We remember your sacrifice and you will never be forgotten.

Fellow officers of the GRPD
Grand Rapids Police Department

September 16, 2004

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