Police Officer Roy Gene Turner, Jr.

Police Officer Roy Gene Turner, Jr.

Fayetteville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, November 30, 2001

Roy Gene Turner, Jr.

Police Officer Roy Turner was shot and killed at the intersection of Moore Street and Hillsboro Street while on patrol at approximately 9:00 pm.

Officer Turner was a member of the Neighborhood Improvement Team and was patrolling a violent, crime-intensive area when he was shot.

The killer was sentenced to death for Officer Turner's murder on October 22nd, 2002. On December 13th, 2012, the killer's death sentence was commuted to life. However, in January 2017 the death sentence was reinstated.

Officer Turner had served with the Fayetteville Police Department for five years. He is survived by his son, parents, and brother.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 276

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, November 29, 2001
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Last night I sat with my partner and held the hand of his brother while he took his last breath. I can't help but think of you right now, and on the anniversary of your death day at that. Some how you prepared me for this....15 years have gone by so fast and yet it still feels like a life time ago that I saw your face. I miss you so much. Craig is a teenager now and I can't help but think how he would be different with you around. His Father. There is a hole in his heart that will never be filled. There is a whole in mine too. Life moves on ...I'm in love again, but I will never stop thinking of you. I see you everywhere...#276....forever loved and missed and never forgotten.

Carol Furlong & Craig Furlong turner

November 28, 2016

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