Deputy Constable James Henry Turner

Deputy Constable James Henry Turner

Benton Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, July 18, 1921

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James Henry Turner

Deputy Constable James Turner was shot and killed by the town marshal of Piedmont when he attempted to arrest him for assault. A local attorney said the marshal attacked him when he went to the Piedmont Jail to interview a client. The marshal was arrested for murder, later tried, and acquitted.

Deputy Benton had served with the Benton Township Constable's Office for 20 years. He was survived by his four children.

Bio

  • Age 60
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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James H. Turner Jr. is my great-grandfather and I am honored to be related to such an honorable man. My father, Donald R. Turner, was the son of Henry Martin Turner, who was the son of James H. Turner. Military and police service runs deep in the veins of our family, and I am proud to have been born a Turner.

Lisa Falls

January 13, 2019

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