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.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 18, 2020

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