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Probationary Patrolman David Turman | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Probationary Patrolman

David Turman

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, October 13, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 20

Tour: Not available

Badge # 27861

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Probationary Patrolman David Turman was shot and killed by a New York City Housing Authority Police Department patrolman who mistook Patrolman Turman for a suspect.

Patrolman Turman, who was in civilian clothes and off-duty had just arrested a suspect for impersonating a police officer and was holding him at gunpoint. The Housing Authority police officer, who was also off-duty, approached the scene, and thinking it was a robbery in progress shot and killed Patrolman Turman.

Patrolman Turman was assigned to the Police Academy Recruit Training School

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Such a tragedy. Continue to rest in peace my brother. And with God's help an incident such as this to never occur again.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)
October 13, 2016

 

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