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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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 26, 2020

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