Guard William C. Turner

Guard William C. Turner

Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma

End of Watch Thursday, July 18, 1935

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William C. Turner

Guard William Turner was killed when he was struck by lightning while supervising a work crew at Oklahoma State Penitentiary's prison farm. He and the horse he was riding on were both killed.

Guard Turner had served with the agency for four years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Weather/Natural disaster

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 18, 2020

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