Fort Bend’s Finest – Eddie Powell

Name: Eddie Powell
Profession/Title: Deputy Bailiff for the Fort Bend County Justice Center
Years of Service: 23
Family: Daughter, Sara, age 10 and her dog, Pixie

Photos by Mary Favre.

Why public service? Ever since I was in high school, I always wanted to help and protect the people in my community. My years as Deputy Bailiff have been exciting and meaningful. Every day is different, and I meet diverse people from all over the world.

The greatest thing about your job? Working with the people around me. These are compassionate, caring people who are devoted to serving the public and keeping the community safe.

What are your job requirements? To serve and to protect the courthouse and the people inside and out. I wear a police uniform and a protective vest. Most of the time defendants are respectful of the judge and the courtroom. On occasion I will have to intervene in confrontations and come in between angry people. I try to intercede with strength and commitment to protect the courtroom. I work from 8 am to 5 pm every day and on Saturday every other month.

Inspiration: Judges, teachers, preachers and other peace officers.

Hobbies:  Spending time with my daughter. Going to adventure movies. We really enjoyed The Avengers. We watch all the D.C. and Marvel action movies.

Guilty pleasure? All sweets. My favorite is Grandma’s Peanut Butter Cookies.

One thing you want to share with the community: My love of God. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.”