Sergeant Herschel Rico Turner

Sergeant Herschel Rico Turner

Moline Acres Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, December 5, 2020

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Herschel Rico Turner

Sergeant Herschel Turner was struck and killed by a police car while assisting a neighboring agency at the scene of a traffic stop on Chambers Road near Lance Drive.

He and a Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department officer had stopped a stolen vehicle at about 12:30 am. Another Bellefonte Neighbors officer was arriving at the scene to assist when a vehicle in front of it struck one of the police cars. The officer swerved to avoid striking the vehicle and unintentionally struck Sergeant Turner.

Sergeant Turner had served with the Moline Acres Police Department for 16 years and had previously served with the Pagedale Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

stolen vehicle, traffic stop

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The true measure of a person
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might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
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Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

December 31, 2020

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