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Patrolman Keith Ashley Turner | Moody Police Department, Alabama Moody Police Department, Alabama

Patrolman

Keith Ashley Turner

Moody Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Saturday, June 27, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 273

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/27/1998

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Executed

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Officer Turner was shot and killed after stopping a stolen vehicle. The car was being driven by two suspects who had overpowered a Mississippi sheriff who was transporting them to court and then shot and wounded another officer. Officer Turner had called for backup after making the stop but was shot and killed before backup officers arrived.

One of the suspects was arrested the next day by Moody Police and the other was arrested on July 6, 1998. One suspect was sentenced to death, with the execution carried out on April 28, 2005. The second second was sentenced to life without parole.

Officer Turner is survived by his wife and child.

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Keith,
Thought of you today as I have several times over the years since the police academy. I still remember your laugh and the happiness you brought to everyone during that time. I hope that your family is well and glad to know your killer was put to death. Miss you Brother!

Sgt. Mark Walker
Madison PD
November 3, 2014

 

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