Officer Alfred Ray Turner

Officer Alfred Ray Turner

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Tuesday, December 16, 1975

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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

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That changed an entire community & obviously devastated his family. He was my dad’s partner. His kids were in class w/ my sister & I. Our parents were good friends, we all hung out together. This single, tragic, senseless murder shattered so much. It was never the same. The youngest child never was able to cope w/ it & committed suicide in his late teens. Our small sleepy town was never the same. All b/c of 1 pos.

Daughter of #5568
Daughter of CHP & directly impacted

December 20, 2020

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