Trooper Brad Arterburn
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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KSP Honoring Fallen Trooper
Date of News Release: 05/11/2011
(Sulphur, Ky) A Memorial Service for slain Trooper Delano Powell will be held on Thursday, May 19th at 3:00 p.m. at the Sulphur Cemetery located on KY 157 (Sulphur Road) near the Sulphur community in Henry County.
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.