Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff David Alan Powell

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, November 30, 2002

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff David Alan Powell

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Powell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 7, 2022

Deputy Powell,

Thank your for your years of service to the community members of LA County. You will never be forgotten. To the Powell family and partners, our prayers are with you.

Alex (President of SBLT)
Southbay Lifted Trucks (LEO, Fire and Military support group)

November 30, 2021

I’m sorry Dave, to you and your family for not doing more that fateful day! Not a day goes by that I dont think of you and your family! I’m truly sorry for not following you, Calderon and Ellington into that side yard.

By far the worst day in my career!


LASD/Norwalk (Ski)

October 30, 2021

Im sorry Dave for not following you into that sideyard that day and for me going around to the next block over to cut that POS off after he ran out in front of us!

I’ll always regret my decision and will have to live with that. God bless you and your family!

LASD Norwalk

LASD (Norwalk)

October 30, 2021



December 3, 2020

“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 30, 2019

I've worked the area where you were killed. I know you are watching over the deputies who work hard to keep Artesia safe. Your ultimate sacrifice will always be remembered.

Deputy Sheriff Los Angeles
County Sheriff

November 30, 2018

I can't belive it's 2018. Sixteen years? Not possible, it's gone by in a blink. Well, brother, I know you are still singing and praising your heart out. I can't wait to do the same. I almost had that chance a few years back when they opened my chest after my heart attack, but I guess it wasn't my time. God wasn't ready for me yet...and no comment from the peanut gallery! Lol. I hope you have met my mom and are praising together with her and Michelle and many others... and now with Vicki. Once again we thank you for your sacrifice and for watching over us still here. Your laughter still rings in our ears and your friendship in our hearts. Until we meet again to sing our praises to the Lord in His ultimate choir!

Sandi Carroll-King
Sister In Christ (LCC Family)

November 30, 2018

Rest in peace Dep. Powell. I will never forget that horrible day that you made the ultimately sacrifice. I was off that day and at home. The thought of not being there to help you lives with me every day.

M. Valenzuela
Bell PD. (ret.)

November 6, 2018

Thank you to you and your family for your and their service. All of you deserved a better outcome.

AML civilian on the 405

August 19, 2018

Just passed his memorial sign getting on the 405, I’m trying to make a habit of learning the stories behind the signs. Rest In Peace deputy Powell, you are never forgotten

Explorer V.
Riverside County

July 14, 2018

I was just thinking of that day back in 2002, I was working LBPD helicopter fox and I was dispatched to relieve LASD helicopter that was running low on fuel. The sick feeling I felt that day as I circled 500 ft above you and could do nothing for you. I often wondered why they drove you 12miles to St Francis hospital. You would have been proud as my partner and I flew 500 ft above you your brothers below were clearing every on ramp to the freeway, stopping cars in your way, doing everything they could to help you. I tried not to remember that day but for some reason today I thought of you. Rip brother I never met you but we are all very proud of you.

Ofc D.W. Mayfield

June 13, 2018

I had the honor of meeting one his four daughters Monique, today. She went out of her way to help me in uniform with a respiratory issue which is now obvious to me-her passion. What an honor, as I graduated from LAFD (class 331) where I learned of Deputy Powell’ bravery and ultimate sacrifice as our class attended his service. Deputy Powell would be proud of how Monique went out of her way to help a fellow law enforcement officer in need.

RIP Brother,

Captain Cobos

Captain Cobos
LA Port Police

June 6, 2018

Deputy Sheriff David Alan Powell,
I never had the opportunity to meet you, but I wished I had. My name is Brian Montes, I am a recruit for the Los Angeles Sheriffs department class #429. The Class was instructed to pick a fallen Deputy or officer and to do research on the fallen officer or deputy. I picked you because in our classroom there was a picture of you and it really caught my attention. Even before this assignment was given you had always caught my attention and I always wanted to do research on you. So I did, and Deputy Powell, you are everything I want to be when I graduate and become a deputy. What you did the day you were killed was something only a real hero and courageous person could do. You are really what I want to be and do when I graduate from my class. That was the most heroic and bravest thing anyone can do; your death will never be forgotten in my heart and in others hearts. You risked your own life to save another innocent person and for that you will never be forgotten in the department. I'm so sorry for your death, but your children, wife, parents, brother, and grandchildren know that you are a hero and you would have done the same thing that very morning regardless of the ending because you knew that this career needs heros, and sir, you are a hero. May you rest in peace. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. It will never be forgotten and I will do my best to make you proud.

Recruit. Brian Montes Class#429
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

February 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. You are remembered and honored on the 15th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 30, 2017

Still thinking of you Dave.

SAgt. M. Johnston

November 15, 2016

It's been a long time, but like everyone else, when I think of you, I can see your BIG smile and hear that goofy laugh. I've learned to appreciate life and especially those close to me. When I see Emma at the yearly x-mas decoration event, she reminds me of what true strength and love is. Your LKD family does not forget, and I believe they never will. Just keep watching over us, like I know you do.


November 8, 2016

I was searching for my Dad's page on here, and in the list of Powells I saw your name is also David Powell. My Dad's name was Bobby Powell. God's will was that you both be taken in pretty close to the same circumstances. Both killed serving your community while protecting others. I think about my Dad daily, still, even though it has been 35 years since his death. I will think of you now and pray for your family, as I know what they have gone through and continue to go through. Thank you my brother, and thanks to your family who I know are so proud of you and miss you every day. My heart hurts for them too. God bless each of them.

Nuclear Security Specialist David Powell

May 13, 2015

I met officer powel when i was a young n dumb teenager, he always made sure i stayed on track. For that I respected him very....Till this day i owe my life2him. Je helped me change for the better.
GOD BLESS OFFICER POWELL thank u for your service i will never4get u

grateful friend

January 20, 2015

Thank you for your service. You and your family are in my prayers.

Lieutenant Lee Ann Self
Birmingham Police Department (AL), Retired

November 30, 2014

I remember having breakfast with David (was a "Sir" to me) at bigtop in 02 with HG and ART units. Great guy. It was a somber day at LNX when we heard the news. Everything changed for me that day.

I didn't know him as well as many, many others did, but he treated this boot with respect and made an effort to include me in the conversation. I won't ever forget it.

Deputy J. Herrera

October 3, 2014

Deputy Powell,

I recall often passing by your memorial at Lakewood Station and was compelled to learn more about your story. I am currently a recruit in LASD Class 403 and wanted to thank you for your service, as well as to send my condolences to your friends and family. Your bravery, courage and legacy and are not forgotten.

Recruit Wong

September 28, 2014

To the family of a fallen hero,

This is my first time on this website and i'd like to share my condolences for your loss. Words cannot express how much we appreciate what Deputy Powell stood for and ultimately gave his life for.

Thank you.

Recruit Hernandez
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

September 28, 2014

Hi Uncle Dave,

I was just thinking about you today. I don't know what it was but you just popped into my head all of a sudden and it made me smile. I think you were saying hello to me in some ways.

Even though I didn't get to see you and Aunt Emma often because I lived in Atlanta, I now live here in Phoenix and I try and go see everyone once a year or so. They talk about you often, and last time I was there I got to go see your final resting place. I felt at peace visiting you. I think it was because I know you are up in heaven with my dad as well. I often wonder if you and my dad "talk" about everyone up in heaven. We sure do miss you guys down here.

Keep watch over us. We love you

niece of fallen hero

March 10, 2014

RIP Brother.

Master Field Training Officer Paul Archa
LASD Cerritos

November 30, 2013

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