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Deputy Sheriff Will Turner | Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

Will Turner

Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Saturday, April 27, 1895

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Escaped

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Deputy Sheriff Will Turner was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a man near the town of Violet Springs.

He located the man along with the man's brother and two other men. When Deputy Turner told the man he was under arrest the man drew his gun. Deputy Turner opened fire on him, but the round was stropped by a steal chest plate the man had in his vest. All four men opened fire on Deputy Turner, killing him.

All four subjects were arrested by a posse. One of the men was acquitted and one was sentenced to two years in prison. The man who was named on the warrant was sentenced to 10 years in prison and his brother was sentenced to five years.

On June 30th, 1895, both brothers escaped from the Oklahoma County Jail while appealing their sentences. Oklahoma City Police Chief John Jones was shot and killed during the escape. Another cop-killer who attempted to escape with them was shot and killed during the attempt. One of the brothers was later shot and killed by a posse in Arizona while the other was never located.

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Chief of Police John Milton Jones
Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma
End of Watch: Sunday, June 30, 1895
Cause: Gunfire

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We are a better people today because you walked among us yesterday Deputy Sheriff Turner.
Thank you for your service to your community and our country.
Your Heroism will never be forgotten.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 30, 2015

 

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