Police Officer Roy Gene Turner, Jr.

Police Officer Roy Gene Turner, Jr.

Fayetteville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, November 30, 2001

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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 p.m.

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 Oct. 22, 2002. On Dec.13t, 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 was a specialist in the U.S. Army and served during the Persian Gulf War. Officer Turner is survived by his son, parents, and brother. He is buried at the Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 276
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

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17 years have gone by so fast. I didn't think I would make it, honestly, and I never would have dreamed that I'd ever heal or be so happy again. Tonight I send my love and gratitude out to Roy, and the young woman I was, and for the strength that carried me through...Seeing our Craig, and feeling so proud of who is today is the most beautiful thing I've ever known.
#276 never forgotten ❤ forever ❤

Carol Furlong & Craig Furlong-Turner
Survivors

November 29, 2018

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