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Motorcycle Officer John Turner Jackson Police Department, Tennessee

Motorcycle Officer

John Turner "Johnnie" Johns

Jackson Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 22, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 12/20/1931

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Officer John Turner was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic on South Royal Street near the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad depot. The impact knocked Officer Johns 63 feet. The driver fled the scene in his vehicle but was arrested a short time later and charged with second degree murder.

Officer Johns was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had been with the Jackson Police Department for 8 years.

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Officer Johns,
On today, the 84th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army during WW I.


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December 22, 2015


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