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Patrolman Ronald Jeffery Turek | Blair Township Police Department, Pennsylvania Blair Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

Ronald Jeffery Turek

Blair Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 27, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Turek was shot and killed after responding to a domestic dispute. While on the scene a chase ensued and Patrolman Turek attempted to prevent the suspect from entering the house, where it was known the suspect had several weapons. The man then pulled out a concealed handgun and shot and killed Patrolman Turek and wounded another officer. The wounded officer was able to return fire and killed the suspect.
Patrolman Turek had been with the agency for three years and is survived by his wife, son, daughter, parents, and siblings.

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It's hard to believe it's been 30 years since you were taken from us. I don't think a day goes by that I don't think of you in some way. I know that you are always watching over us and keeping us safe.

Your children have grown into amazing adults, you would be so proud of them. You would also be proud of your five beautiful granddaughters.

I love you and miss you!

Cheryl Lontz
sister
March 27, 2015

 

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