Ofc. Robert Lee Powers was killed on June 16, when his police motorcycle was struck head-on by a drunk driver who was driving on the wrong side of the road.
The impact of the accident caused Powers to be thrown over his handlebars and through the vehicle’s windshield. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The suspect was convicted of drunken driving, violation of the Volstead Act, and manslaughter and sentenced to five years. Powers had been with the San Diego Police Department for three years.
His wife and two daughters survived him.