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Officer Alfred Ray Turner | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Alfred Ray Turner

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 16, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 6185

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/4/1975

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life in prison

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Officer Alfred Turner succumbed to injuries received two weeks earlier when he made a traffic stop on I-5 near Los Banos.

Unbeknownst to Officer Turner the vehicle had just been reported stolen. As he approached the vehicle the suspect exited and began walking towards him. The man suddenly pulled out a .357 caliber handgun and opened fire, striking Officer Turner three times. Although critically wounded Officer Turner was able to return fire and strike the suspect five times.

The suspect recovered from his wounds and was charged with murder. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. He was denied parole in 2010. He will be eligible for parole again in 2024.

Officer Turner had been with the agency for seven years.

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My husband Earnie Noble was Al's brother in law and Judy's younger brother. Earnie passed away in December 2014. I heard many stories about the relationship he and Al had. They were dear friends and Earnie considered him his brother. They did many things together when Al was alive. Al's death was a shock to the whole family. Though I did not know him personally, I knew that he was beloved by his family and friends. He was a dedicated officer, father and friend. God rest his soul and be with his family and friends.

Barbara Noble
sister in law
May 8, 2017

 

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