Officer William Graham Turner

Officer William Graham Turner

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, November 29, 1953

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William Graham Turner

Officer William Turner was killed in an automobile crash during a vehicle pursuit on Jonesboro Road, SE.

Officer Turner, who was the passenger of a cruiser that had been in a high-speed chase involving auto theft suspects, was killed when his partner lost control of the police vehicle at a location known as "Dead Man's Curve" in front of 3399 Jonesboro Road, SE.

The driver of the car that was being pursued was later arrested.

Officer Turner was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 109

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Arrested

stolen vehicle, vehicle pursuit

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I was not born at the time of your death but I do remember my family telling stories of you and how proud of you they were. I am your cousin, son of Marvin Leroy Turner. Rest in peace William Graham Turner.

Terry Marvin Turner

May 17, 2015

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