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Special Agent Ballard White Turner

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, September 29, 1932

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Reflections for Special Agent Ballard White Turner

I resemble you in appearance. And I also have a love for criminal justice. DNA is strong with you. You still live on through your family. Your daughter Charlotte was my grandma and best friend. Thank you for your service and instilling your die hard DNA in us!!!! I'm about to graduate with my criminal justice degree and I also fight in the ring as well. I get it honestly I guess.

Chelsea davila
Great grand daughter

February 17, 2023

Agent Turner,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 29, 2022

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice are always remembered.

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

September 29, 2020

Rest in peace Special Agent Turner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 3, 2019

Agent Turner,
On today, the 86th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Agent who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 29, 2018

Thank you great uncle for your service. It is nice to finally find an ancestor on the Turner side of my family that showed such heroism and bravery.

sherry turner kelley A1C AIRFORCE

November 22, 2016

Rest easy Special Agent Turner, my Great Uncle. It was stories of your character and bravery, that were told by my Grandmother, to both my Brother and I, that sparked our interest in Law Enforcement. Today we both continue to carry on the fight.

Captain Bill Bradbury
Union City, Indiana Police Department

July 18, 2014

Rest in Peace Grandpa, you would be Proud to know we as a family are starting our 4th generation of Law Enforcement Officers with your Great Grand childern, Great grandson Federal Officer U.S. Dept of Justice, Great Granddaughter, Arizon State Officer....

Retired Federal Officer, Stephen Starcher, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Grandson of Ballard White Turner

November 20, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

How proud you must be that so many in your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving through their own distinguished careers in law enforcement.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 10, 2013

I to am Ballards Great Grandson, and Like my Brother am also a Retired law enforcement officer, Both mine and my brothers Childern are prestly in Law enforcement with the State of a Arizona and the U.S. Dept. of Justice as Officers, we can also go back 5 generation of continuious Law Enforcement.
My God Bless all our brothers and Sisters ,Past and Present.
Stephen E. Starcher.

Supervisor,Stephen E. Starcher
U. S. Dept. Of Justice, B.O.P.

May 15, 2011

Special Agent Turner, on this 76th anniversary of your brutal murder I wish to thank you for being a hero and working hard for the benefit of all Americans in your duties. Many people view the moonshiner as a hard working throwback to simpler times when in fact, many who produced that stuff produced poison that was capable of causing blindness, brain damage and death. With no regulations, they could manufacture their product with any material at hand. You and your partner, Special Agent Vlasich gave your lives in order to potentially save the lives of others. You have not been forgotten.

May you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother and God Bless you.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 29, 2008

Many years I wondered where I came from. How I ended up doing what I do. I know my family and love them all. I regret that I never got to meet my Great grandfather but I know he was an honorable man. I can tell in his eyes from the photos I have seen.

Rest in Peace, Grandpa.

Senior Officer
US DEPT of JUSTICE, Bureau of Prisons, Great Grandson

July 18, 2006

Rest in peace Agent Turner.

SFC Willial L. Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret

January 19, 2006

Rest in peace, brother.
God bless you.

September 30, 2004

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