Deputy Sheriff Theodore Turner

Deputy Sheriff Theodore Turner

Kershaw County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, April 29, 1971

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Theodore Turner

Deputy Theodore Turner was shot and killed while he and another deputy served commitment papers on a mental subject. The man was given permission from the two deputies to obtain some personal items before being removed from the home.

As the two deputies spoke on the front porch the suspect returned to the door and fired a shot from a 410 gauge shotgun, striking Deputy Turner in the back of the head.

The suspect was arrested following a massive manhunt and committed.

Deputy Turner was survived by his wife and several children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 16

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, April 21, 1971
  • Weapon Shotgun; 410 gauge
  • Offender Committed

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