Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Narvin Alex Powell, Sr.

Winnfield Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, September 26, 1992

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Reflections for Patrolman Narvin Alex Powell, Sr.

Rest in peace always and know 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 26, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Powell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 28, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

September 29, 2017

Your courage and sacrifice will forever be remembered, may God bless your family always. Rest in Peace my Brother.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City Police Department

September 5, 2016

I have been with the police department for five years now and I never knew officer Powell but I would to have loved to have served with him. I walk past his picture, which is in our officer s room everyday at work and it remind me to always take my job serious. Alot of people look at police officers in a negative way lately but it makes me proud that I am one and that people like Ofc. Powell would lay his life down for anyone. Rest in peace fellow officer.

K-9 Officer Cassidy Martin
Winnfield Police Department

August 14, 2011

He was a great father and will always live in my heart.

Tish Powell

December 6, 2010

May your sleep be sweet and may He ever bless you and your loved ones.


September 21, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 5, 2007

Rest in Peace! My law enforcement brother.
You did not die in vain and will always be remembered.

Deputy H. Boyt
Kankakee Co. Sheriff's Police

August 27, 2006

Papa we miss you dearly, but you are still remembered in our heart.

Whittany Powell

March 13, 2006

I am the son of Reverend Jerry Johnson of Truevine Baptist Church, Winnfield La. I am also the cousin of Police Officer Sherman Ford. I remember when Winnfield hired it's first black police officers in 1971, I was 9 years old at the time. Officer Powell and other black officers gave the residents of Winnfield hope for a brighter future. It was they who inspired me to serve my country in the U.S. Army (Retired) and later as a Deputy Sheriff in New Orleans. May God continue to bless him and his family.

Belteshazzar Johnson Sr.

February 6, 2006

To the family and friends of Patrolman Powell and his fellow officers with the Winnfield Police Department:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Officer Powell was so tragically killed.
To Patrolman Powell, it has been thirteen years ago since you were brutally murdered, but you are not forgotten. Your valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of service Patrolman Powell gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 26, 1992.

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

September 26, 2005

May your family take some comfort in knowing that God holds a special place for those who give their lives in the service of others. You are not forgotten. Rest in His Peace, Brother.

Sgt. Bill Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska PD

January 16, 2005


June 3, 2004

I agree with a previous writer who wrote “No officer’s death should be without reflection.” I hope the perpetrator has been sentenced to the most severe penalty. It is an honor to be the first to leave a reflection in your memory. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever.

Pennsylvania State Police

February 19, 2004

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