Type of Officer: Jailer/Dispatcher
Jurisdiction: Haskell County
County: Haskell
Death Date: 3/19/1995
Added to Memorial: 1995
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Powell, a jailer, and dispatcher, was shot twice during a jailbreak on March 17th at the Haskell County Jail. The three escapees were on work detail when they stole a .22 caliber pistol by using a hand grinder to cut through a lock on a gun cabinet. They then used to gun to shoot Powell. They were later apprehended in Colorado. Sheriff Dennis Quimby stated that Powell did have the power of arrest and was a police reserve officer as well as a dispatcher.