Officer Charles F. Turknett

Officer Charles F. Turknett

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, September 26, 1919

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Charles F. Turknett

Officer Turknett was shot and killed by a man he was attempting to arrest. Officer Turknett managed to return fire hitting the suspect twice. The suspect was convicted of murder and hanged October 17, 1919.

Officer Turknett had served with the Jacksonville Police Department for 14 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Executed in 1919

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Officer Turknett,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jacksonville.


United States Border Patrol

September 26, 2019

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