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Edward Holman Powell
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1881
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 16, 1916
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Chief Powell was shot and killed by the former police chief during an argument
about another officer. During the argument Chief Powell pinned the former chief
to the ground. The man then drew his revolver and shot Chief Powell.

The suspect was sentenced to two years for the murder but was pardoned by the
governor at the request of one of the man's friends. Five years later the
suspect also shot and killed this friend and was sentenced to death for that
murder. He was executed in 1924.

Source: Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William M Powell (1830 - 1907)
 
 Siblings:
  Anna B Powell Pollard (1869 - 1932)*
  John W. Powell (1873 - 1911)*
  Effie Powell (1877 - 1950)*
  Edward Holman Powell (1881 - 1916)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Portland Cemetery
Portland
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 38.27272, -85.80497
 
Created by: bgraustark
Record added: Jul 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73750594
Edward Holman Powell
Added by: bgraustark
 
Edward Holman Powell
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Added by: Clarence Diersing
 
 
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He was the Chief of the Jefferson County (KY) Police Department until his death by gunshot to the heart sustained during a fight with the former chief, Frank Thomas.
- Gary Powell
 Added: Jun. 24, 2013
 
 
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