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Jailer Wesley Turner | Breathitt County Jail, Kentucky Breathitt County Jail, Kentucky

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Wesley Turner

Breathitt County Jail, Kentucky

End of Watch: Thursday, November 10, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Jailer Wesley Turner was shot and killed by a man who held a grudge against him following a stint in the county jail.

Jailer Turner was walking up the street with acquaintances when he encountered the man. The subject took the weapon of a friend and opened fire on Jailer Turner, killing him.

The suspect fled the area while being pursued by a large posse. He was shot and killed by the posse after being located in Knott County.

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Mr. Turner was my grandfather on my mothers side. In fact my middle name is Wesley taken from him.. James Wesley Chadwell to be exact.

James Wesley Chadwell
He was my grandfather
November 21, 2013

 

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