Patrolman Justin Michael Terney

Patrolman Justin Michael Terney

Tecumseh Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, March 27, 2017

Justin Michael Terney

Patrolman Justin Terney was shot and killed while pursuing a fleeing subject at approximately 11:30 pm.

He conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle near South Cooper Drive and Benson Park Road. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot and Patrolman Terney pursued him. Patrolman Terney deployed his taser, but it had no effect on the man. The subject then drew a firearm and shot Officer Terney several times. Patrolman Terney was able to return fire, striking the subject numerous times.

Patrolman Terney was transported to a local hospital where he died from his wounds.

Patrolman Terney, who was also a volunteer firefighter with the Sam’s Point Fire Department, had served with the Tecumseh Police Department for one year.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 16

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 26, 2017
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

foot pursuit, traffic stop

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Justin was killed and robbed of his life at such a heartbreakingly young age . Such a brave young warrior was he!

To the Terney family, fellow officers, and all who call Justin beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Patrolman Terney gave to his community and the citizens of Oklahoma , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 27, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 16, 2018

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