Officer Alfred Ray Turner

Officer Alfred Ray Turner

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Tuesday, December 16, 1975

Alfred Ray Turner

Officer Alfred Turner succumbed to injuries received two weeks earlier when he made a traffic stop on I-5 near Los Banos.

Unbeknownst to Officer Turner the vehicle had just been reported stolen. As he approached the vehicle the suspect exited and began walking towards him. The man suddenly pulled out a .357 caliber handgun and opened fire, striking Officer Turner three times. Although critically wounded Officer Turner was able to return fire and strike the suspect five times.

The suspect recovered from his wounds and was charged with murder. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. He was denied parole in 2010. He will be eligible for parole again in 2024.

Officer Turner had been with the agency for seven years.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 6185

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 4, 1975
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

Most Recent Reflection

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My dad worked with Alfred in Los Banos. I was young when this horrible incident occurred but I will never forget the night it happened or the affect it had on his fellow officers. From that day on I always had the fear that could happen to my dad. One of the few times I saw my dad cry.
Whenever I drive through Los Banos I remember officer Alfred and his sacrifice to keep the highways safe

Laura Thurman
Daughter of Larry Thurman who worked with officer Alfred

December 23, 2018

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