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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My husband, Bob Isaacs, had known Al many, many years and worked as a CHP officer with Al out of the Los Banos office. We married in 1974 and Bob and I moved to Madera. Bob was devastated when Al died. He talked about Al throughout our 44 years together and never forgot the immense sacrifice Al made.

Nancy Isaacs
Widow of CHP Officer Bob Isaacs, Los Banos Office

December 16, 2019

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