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Officer Lemuel “Lem” Powell (Retired)

The Galveston Police Department is saddened to learn of the passing of Officer Lemuel “Lem” Powell (Retired).

Officer Powell was hired in 1975 and served the citizens and visitors of Galveston honorably for over 25 years before retiring in November of 2000.

Lem worked in multiple divisions within the Department, including Vice and Narcotics. Lem was a certified armorer, instructor, and held a Master Peace Officer License.

He finished his career with GPD as a West Isle Patrol Officer.

After his retirement he continued to work part time with the College of the Mainland as an adjunct instructor, as he had since 1986.

He was hired full time by the college in 2009 as their Range Master and Firearms instructor.

He also worked part time and was commissioned as an Officer by the College of the Mainland Police Department. Chief Porretto said, “I remember Lem as a gentle giant who never met a stranger.

He was an asset to the Galveston Police Department and College of the Mainland. He will be greatly missed.”


Comments:
I enjoyed working with you at COM PD and enjoyed the way you ran the firing range. I will miss our conversations. I will miss you dearly. My condolences to your family and friends. RIP
Posted by Sylvia Chapa at 2/17/2014 6:50:01 PM

Lem was a great man and will be missed by all that knew him.

Sgt P. Hensley
Santa Fe PD
Posted by P. HENSLEY at 2/17/2014 10:01:42 PM

Friend, classmate GPD academy, brother,good man, Cop!
Rest in Peace! Brother
Posted by olddoggpd at 2/18/2014 9:01:09 AM

Lem mentored me a few years back with firearms training, I'll miss you brother.
Posted by Brian Mobley at 2/18/2014 10:39:15 AM

I AM SO SAD TO HERE THE NEWS OF A VERY SPECIAL FRIEND OF MY DADDYS AND AWESOME MAN I CALLED MY UNCLE LEM SINCE I WAS LITTLE GIRL. MY DADDY WAS RETIRED FROM GCSO AND HAS PASSED. I AM GOING TO MISS YOU UNCLE LEM. REST IN PEACE MY ANGEL..

MUCH LOVE FROM THE PEREZ, VILLARREAL AND MOYA FAMILY...
Posted by SAD at 2/18/2014 12:20:53 PM

Angel's were flying too close to the ground. Lem watched me grow from a little turd to a big turd. Taught me alot. Remembered the old days at my house with the entire GPD shift partying while us kids had to stay behind close doors. They do not great men like Lem anymore.
Posted by R.Ostermayer at 2/18/2014 12:24:54 PM

I knew Lem for 30 years, he was always one of the nicest folks you could ever meet. Used me as an example in some renewal classes I took from him. To quote him "don't let her 4'10" size fool ya" !! I will miss you very much, thanks for all of the smiles and laughs we shared at Lukes and at the range. RIP Lem - forever in our hearts.

Posted by Janelle Kershaw Achord at 2/18/2014 1:15:15 PM

Oh gosh.... This is so saddening... Powell taught so many, including myself... He taught me the basics of shooting, and how to respect a gun range. COM, GPD and the world in whole has lost a great guy.... RIP sir.
Posted by M. Chollett at 2/18/2014 1:44:26 PM

RIP Lem, I reckon Heaven is plenty safe, another good cop patroling.
Posted by Joseph at 2/18/2014 5:13:33 PM

Lem I will always remember your kindness, trust, and good ole Cop stories. You were a good friend always and it was a joy to work with you at the COM range. God bless always.
Posted by Jason at 2/19/2014 6:21:46 AM

God bless Lem, he taught me so much over the years, an inspiration, someone I will always admire and look up to.
"Fair winds my friend, and following seas"

Rob Petree
Military Sealift Command/USN/DOD
Posted by Rob Petree at 2/21/2014 5:42:36 AM

I was saddened to hear of Lem's passing. I taught me an awful lot about firearms and how to use them. We were both in the Navy, he on a destroyer and me on and aircraft carrier and we had some great conversations about that. He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace
Posted by Warren Graef at 2/23/2014 12:36:18 PM

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