Jailer Wesley Turner

Jailer Wesley Turner

Breathitt County Jail, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, November 10, 1910

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Wesley Turner

Jailer Wesley Turner was shot and killed by a man who held a grudge against him following a stint in the county jail.

Jailer Turner was walking up the street with acquaintances when he encountered the man. The subject took the weapon of a friend and opened fire on Jailer Turner, killing him.

The suspect fled the area while being pursued by a large posse. He was shot and killed by the posse after being located in Knott County.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Mr. Turner was my great grandfather. He was the father of my grandmother Elizabeth Turner. She was only about 6 years old when he died. I have been told by other family members that my grandmother was nearby and witnessed the shooting, and carried that trauma all her life.

Lisa Turner
Tucson Public Safety Communications Division

September 22, 2018

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