Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 17 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Aircraft accident
Incident Date: 4/4/1996
Weapon: Not available
Suspect: Not available
Lieutenant Turner was killed when his helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Charleston. The helicopter crashed into a residential hillside between two houses.
A retired West Virginia state trooper was also killed in the accident.
The accident was later determined to be a result of the helicopter manufacturer's inadequate maintenance service bulletin inspection interval, which failed to provide timely detection of pre-existing fatigue cracks in the tail boom.
Lieutenant Turner had served with the agency for 17 years.