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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Deputy Constable Turner,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Benton. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 18, 2021

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