Service set for May 16th, 2019 at the Sulphur Cemetery Located in Henry County
(Sulphur, Ky) A Memorial Service for slain Trooper Delano Powell will be held on Thursday, May 16th at 11:00 a.m. at the Sulphur Cemetery located on KY 157 (Sulphur Road) near the Sulphur community in Henry County. Post 5 Troopers, dispatchers, their families and the family of Trooper Powell will be in attendance to pay their respects and honor his life and sacrifice. The public and media is invited to join us in honoring Trooper Powell, his life and his legacy. Parking is limited at the cemetery so please plan accordingly.
Trooper Delano G. Powell
Trooper Delano Powell, age 28, was shot and killed July 8, 1965 while serving a warrant in Breathitt County. Trooper Powell had accompanied a sheriff’s deputy to the residence of the suspect, who opened fire with a shotgun from the cover of his darkened porch. The deputy pulled Trooper Powell to cover, but he died en route to the hospital. The suspect was later apprehended and convicted. Trooper Powell was assigned to Post 13 Hazard and had served with the Kentucky State Police for a year and a half. He was survived by his wife and his three-year-old son. In honor of his service and sacrifice, US 42 in Henry County has been designated the Trooper Delano G. Powell Memorial Highway.