Officer Jerry E. Turre

Officer Jerry E. Turre

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Saturday, April 21, 1962

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Jerry E. Turre

Officer Jerry Turre was struck and killed by a drunk driver while laying flares out at an accident scene at approximately 0200 hours. The accident occurred on a clear night and the flares were visible for approximately one quarter mile.

Parts from the car that hit him led officials to the 38-year-old driver who claimed the car was stolen from his driveway and then later mysteriously returned. He was convicted of hit-and-run and manslaughter and sentenced to one year in prison.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2071

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 1 year

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Rest in peace Officer Turre.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 18, 2022

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