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Corporal Calvin Jerry Powell

Jasper Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, September 25, 1999

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Reflections for Corporal Calvin Jerry Powell

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)

September 25, 2020

Corporal Powell rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 25, 2019

I was sitting with Cprl Powell when the call for help came over the radio. My in car camera recorded your mere 13 second lead in front of me. I talk about you often as with today causing this reflection. Cj. I thank you for your friendship and respect for the badge. I visit your memorial often and salute each and every pass. You gave it all brother I love you.

Sargent Anthony Williams
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

June 7, 2019

I've been a property owner in Jasper, FL since 2006, and a resident since 2010. And while I was not acquainted with you, Cpl Powell, I have much love and respect for you. You made the ultimate sacrifice, and I appreciate that. May God keep his loving arms wrapped around you and your family.

Judge Earlene Green, Retired
PA Juduciary

June 22, 2016

Thank You Corporal Powell for your service protecting the community. Your sacrifice is surely not forgotten and it never will. May God bless your family and watch over them.

Jim O'Brien
Nephew of Officer Joe O'Brien EOW 12/24/1968

September 25, 2015

Fifteen years, Still not forgotten, still alive and well in my heart.

Trevor Powell

September 25, 2014

We will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us, continue to rest in peace Corporal Powell.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

September 25, 2012

STILL not forgotten, as long as there is one person left to remember us, we are still alive. CJ is STILL alive and well in my heart.

Trevor Powell

September 22, 2012

I was just looking at your page today and started reading all the reflections put on here for you and I cried harder at everyone I read but I thought something. What else did your death do for the world? You died protecting people who didn't know they were in danger. I decided that I would go to college and if for no there to make you proud. I thought real hard on that for a minute and realized I should do everything in my life to make you proud. Thank you everyone for your kind words.

Megan Powell

February 17, 2012

Rest in Peace, Corporal Powell. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Cpl. Powell I was just a young 15 to 16 year old boy when you died. I was a member of the Sheriff's Explorers. I remember me, Brandon, and Johnny checking out with you that night at an Alarm Call. It felt like forever when we were responding to the S4 location. I wasn't an Officer when you died but I felt like I was part of the department. I went on to become a Proud Member of the Jasper Police Department and created a decal in Honor of you that’s still displayed on many of the patrol cars today. I just want you to know I THANK YOU for your service.

RIP Corporal Calvin Jerry Powell

D/S Martin Lee
Columbia County Sheriff's Office

January 22, 2012

My name is Megan Powell, I don't really know what to say besides that I wish that I could have known my father. I miss the thought of him but I will not really know the pain of the rest of my family because I have no memories of him. Sometimes I think that is a good thing, sometimes I feel that it was wrong for him to have to die before I could get to know him enough to have one memory of him. I thank all of the people who have given their sympathies to our family.


December 3, 2011

My prayers are with the Powell family today as they face another EOW without thier hero. May God be with you all. Corporal Powell, thank you sir for your service, dedication and protection to us all. HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


September 25, 2011

i miss you little brother,so many years have went by but not a moment has passed that i don't think of you,and wish you were still here .i love and miss you little brother,and you were and always will be a HERO.

angie powell

August 15, 2011

My name is Trevor Powell, CJ's nephew. I have avoided reading anything over the last 12 years about my uncle because he was the closest thing to a brother that I ever had and it still brings me to tears, until today! I found this site and read what everyone has wrote, I dont know if any Powell has thanked every one for their kind thoughts and words, so if a Powell has not I will, THANK YOU. My uncle CJ was and still is my hero, he had the courage to risk his own life for everyone else, thats a HERO, nothing less, I dont share the belief that CJ can hear me, watch over me or spend time with me ever again, but I do deeply wish he could! I will always remember him and love him. To Megan, if you ever read this and want to know the rest of your family, look me up, my phone number is listed, I will tell you why I love your daddy so much, and why family should be together, Thank you again to everyone who have given their thoughts

Trevor Bruce Powell, age 32
Winter Haven Fl. 33884

Trevor Bruce Powell

June 23, 2011

To Corporal Powell and his loved ones:

On this the ninth anniverary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is with your family. My eyes well with tears when I read the loving reflections of your daughter Briana, and I see she takes her responsibility as a sister very seriously.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Corporal Powell. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Corporal Powell gave to his community and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 25, 1999.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 25, 2008

Here I am now 16. When it all happened then only 7.9 long years have passed and still I miss you and remember that night all too well.I was asleep and awoke to sound of mam crying.I didn't even have to get out of bed to know something was terribly wrong.That night was the first time I had every seen grandaddy cry.I have watched over megan and done things with her I knew you would have.We hunt and we ish and we do things together just like sisters would. I show her pictures of you and tell her stories o but how I wish you were her to tell her yourself. I see the tears fill her eyes when she starts to think of you and I remind her you are still here with us everyday thru all of our hard times.Soon the man who did all of this will be out and then we will have tosee him everyday and know he is the reason why you aren't here today. But I wont look down on him because I know you are in a better place away from harm and danger looking over me.I love you daddy and I want you back so bad!


September 16, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 14, 2007

~~Heros are never forgotten~~ Thinking of you, your family, your friends and your co-workers on the anniversary of your passing. God Bless you all.

911 Dispatcher

September 25, 2007

I salute you, Sir, on the 08th Anniversary of your tragic death, no, MURDER! May your family and friends take comfort in knowing you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten. God Bless you all.

DET SGT, Retired

September 25, 2007

Eight years have passed and you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will always be remembered. Thank you for your service to law enforcement.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 25, 2007

It's been about 12 yrs., since I've heard you say "What dose it take to be a Police Man?" I guess you found that out on your own. I train you with all I knew. I wouldn't change a thing, I guess the only thing I would change was to trade places with you. So I didn't have to hear my old number "LAST CALLED", sharing the pain with your family and having to retale time and time again of how great it was, to have had you as a brother. Like I told you "I'll have your back at all times". I haven't let your name go from the call of duty. I made it a point to have your name placed on the back glass of all the patrol units. That way when we look in the rear view mirrors before we step out on a call. I know you are there whatching our backs as always. I look at Megan and I see you. I can't get close to her because who ever said "time heals all wounds", are full of it. I see her, I see you. I guess it still hurts to known the fact. That I tried and failed. Like I told you, learn from your mistakes and don't repeat them. I learned freinds come and go, BUT. Partners, Brothers and Heros are for ever. C.J, you are all three in one and then some. So I as I leave with this small reflection in your honer. The only thing I can say that you would realy like for me to say to you, is. DRINK UP ME HARDY, SHOW HO, yo, ho,yo, ho.......CMC 4 life!


February 5, 2007

I got to know and enjoy working with Cpl Powell in our short time working together. He was a good friend and gave his all to the department. His memory will forever be a part of this community and his department.

Deputy T. L. Griffin Jr.
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

January 13, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 7th anniversary of your end of watch. I know that you walk every day next to your children and protect them from harm. They carry you in their hearts and feel your presence each and every day. Keep watch over them and all your loved ones. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

September 25, 2006

hey daddy.Megan and i miss you so much.We wish you could be here with us.I wish i could have told you that I love you and to be careful and bye like i always did exept for that night.I love you and I will see you later.


September 14, 2006

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