Officer Charles F. Turknett

Officer Charles F. Turknett

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, September 26, 1919

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Charles F. Turknett

Officer Turknett was shot and killed by a man he was attempting to arrest. Officer Turknett managed to return fire hitting the suspect twice. The suspect was convicted of murder and hanged October 17, 1919.

Officer Turknett had served with the Jacksonville Police Department for 14 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Executed in 1919

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 26, 2012

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