Deputy Sheriff Clarence Turner

Deputy Sheriff Clarence Turner

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, May 19, 1928

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Clarence Turner

Deputy Clarence Turner was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest an escaped convict. The 44-year-old convict was arrested and charged with murder. He had escaped, a year earlier, from the state penitentiary in Nashville where he was serving a term for a rape conviction in 1921. He was convicted of second degree murder and returned to Nashville to serve an additional 20 years. In 1916 he shot and killed an 18-year-old boy in Rhea County and served part of a 10 year sentence.

Deputy Turner was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 19, 2015

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