Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Roy Gene Turner, Jr.

Fayetteville Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, November 30, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Roy Gene Turner, Jr.

my name in 1990/91 was eric burrell.I am beyond shocked. i googled roy's name to see if i could cath him after all these years and i found his memorial.we served together in iraq as military police along with delonte lundy. I considered roy to be my best friend in germany. my heart goes out to his family. i am just in shock roy was a great guy. i'm sorry i should have kept in touch. i remember how roy always talked about his son. if anyone from 284th can contact me please do my e-mail is [email protected]

284th mp company

September 26, 2007

I got to thinking about you this evening and stumbled across this site. I hope your son and parents realize the positive impact you had and continue to have on many of us. Yours was a life of high standards. Thank you for your friendship and example.

To your Family, thank you for Roy.

Tim Redhair
Duncanville PD SWAT

Ofc Tim Redhair
Former Fayetteville now Duncanville PD TX

September 4, 2007

They dedicated a park in your honor last week. We couldn't go that day because our little one had the chickenpox. It seems like whatever is going around school we end up getting! I really wish you where here to experience this with us! He is getting so big, and REALLY missing his Daddy. We went to the park this past weekend and Craig had a great time playing. He says he was very proud that this was his Dad's park, and after we brought flowers to you grave. I still don't think it should be this way! You should be here. We miss you Roy.

Carol & Craig

May 23, 2007

Roy, It was a great honor and pleasure to have known you my Brother. We shared patrol cars for a while and we never had a problem with taking each other home at the end of our shifts. May God continue to keep your Family strong. I'll See you in the East my Brother.

Ex-Police Officer Vernon R. Owens, Jr.
Fayetteville Police Dept.

April 17, 2007


I never met you but as a new member of FPD's ERT I see your badge number and "Superman" logo on all of the veterans entry vests. I see it on all of our vehicles. I have spoken to many who knew you and I am proud to say that I serve on the same SWAT team and same Dept. as you. My daily patrols and ERT operations are always flooded with your memory. Thank you for your sacrifice and for your service. Most of all Thank You for your continued spirit

OFC. Benjamin Cox
Fayetteville Police Dept.

March 16, 2007

Saw in the paper that the city is naming a park in your honor.. May it bring peace to your loved ones.

Detecive Larry calhoun
Naugatuck CT PD

January 23, 2007

I still remember your procession down Hwy 301 like it was yesterday. Time flies, but the pain doesn't...

North Carolina Highway Patrol

January 12, 2007

It's been five yrs and you are definetly not forgotten. They held a beautiful memorial for you yesterday, and I am still so very proud of you. Craig is old enough now to hopefully hold this day as a memory for life. I wish that he could have gotten to meet you, and see how special you were. That when we talk about you, he could see your face like we do. Yesterday they talked about remembering the good times, the special times that we enjoyed with you. I can still see your face and hear your laugh. You are still the most beautiful man I have ever known, and I love you Roy, very much! Every time I look into Craig's face I can see you, Thank you for him. He is so much like you, I know you'd be proud of him. He really misses you, and even though you are not here, I swear he will know you.

Carol & Craig

December 1, 2006

"The guardian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us." - Jean Paul Richter

It's five years today ... you're not forgotten.

November 30, 2006

Happy Birthday Baby. We miss you, and we will celebrate you today. We love you.

Carol & Craig
fiancee & son

October 17, 2006


It's been 5 yrs. and we miss ya bro. You were a good friend in Germany before we lost contact. When I heard of your death I was crushed. You were a good and decent man and officer. You and your family are still in my prayers and we miss you.

Deputy Dave Van Nett
Wake S.O. / Military Friend

October 16, 2006

Roy, the last time we saw one another we were in high school playing football at 71 high school. You were a kind hearted person, and I for one know how much you tried to look out for Randle. I just want you to know that you will always be the person I remember from school and on the field. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND Rodney K. Wiggins

rodney kalise wiggins

July 29, 2006



May 23, 2006

Thinking of Officer Turner's family

Artist: Diamond Rio
Song: One more day
Album: One More Day
[" One More Day " CD]

Last night I had a crazy dream
A wish was granted just for me,
It could be for anything
I didn't ask for money
Or a mansion in Malibu
I simply wished, for one more day with you.

One more day
One more time
One more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied
But then again
I know what it would do
Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you.

--- Instrumental ---
One more day.

First thing I'd do, is pray for time to crawl
I'd unplug the telephone
And keep the tv off
I'd hold you every second
Say a million I love you's
That's what I'd do, with one more day with you.

One more day
One more time
One more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied
But then again
I know what it would do
Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you.

One more day
One more time
One more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied
But then again
I know what it would do
Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you.

Leave me wishing still for one more day
Leave me wishing still for one more day
With you.

One more day...

February 17, 2006


It has been four years and you are not forgotten. I hope you and all guys are having a great time in heaven preparing for God gift to the world. Carol, we miss hearing from you, I hope you and Craig are doing fine. Stay strong, reach me anytime monmidg yah or hot.

To Craigs Family, I wish all the love and peace God and Craig can send you this holiday season. Find smiles for Craig.

Much Love,
Fiancee Scott Stewart EOW 8-11-02 Detroit

December 13, 2005

I am a little early for this 4th yr but we just had 2 officers killed here in the last month and this last one really got to me. As the news was sounded so much like it did when you left. Roy, I really miss you. I hate that anyone has to go through this, or feel this way. It is a saddness, that no matter what I do or how far I move away from it, never really goes away. Craig just turned 4, and 2 days later we sang again for you. He always talks about you and now every time he sees an American flag he says, "There's my Daddy's Flag." Still every morning and every night in our prayers - we yell out, that we love you and miss you... and we still really, really do.I hear them saying to me that God only chooses those who can take it, but I am still trying to figure out how he thought I could. You are always in my thoughts and forever on my mind. We love you Roy.

Carol & Craig

October 30, 2005

It was an honor working with you. I thank you for everything that you have ever done for me. You are truly an inspiration of how EVERY officer needs to conduct theirselves. You are still very much our thoughts. You are safe now.
I know that you are still watching over us as you always did when you were with us.

John McBride
Lexington, KY Police Department

September 22, 2005

My love and prayers will always be with the Tuner's and Roy's son and fiancee. He wasn't just a honorable soldier and dedicated policeman, he was most of all a good friend and role model. I grew up across the street from him as a kid for 15 years and he was always encouraging and motivational. I did an internship with the Fayetteville City Police Dept. while going to school at FSU, and he volunteered to let me ride along with him. I know his family, friends, and co-workers are very proud of him, and they should be. He was a hero, a mentor, and a good friend that I'll always love, respect, and remember for the rest of my life.

SrA Morant Samuel L
United States Air Force Security Forces

June 28, 2005

Carol -
We miss you on the web board. You came across my mind several times during the last Police Week and in the weeks passing by. I pray daily that you and Craig are doing as well as you can be, and that if you need anything you will let me know.

Thank you Roy for your sacrifice. I will always remember it.

Thinking of you Carol and Craig -
- Jessica Ruhl
Fiancee of Police Officer Daniel Starks
EOW 10.25.03

June 4, 2005

Carol and Craig,

We love you and miss you. You are both in our daily thoughts and prayers. Please take care of yourselves, and let us know if there is ever anything we can do to help you.


May 27, 2005

I want to send my condolences to officer turners family son and fiancee,I was looking through to see some of the words left by others and came across your memorial here my Uncle Wayne Koester was killed just in feb 05 in florida,then I saw you were from good old fayetteville I too did time at ft bragg which Im sure you were familiar .You have all my respect and admiration not only for your time as a soldier but also making the extended sacrifice of putting your life on the line as an officer even after your time in service was up.Well done,and know that you are respected and loved by many .Brandy Koester (IMO_) Wayne KOester

Brandy Koester

May 16, 2005

I was flipping through some old Army pics the other day, and saw Roy and I in Germany. He was a great MP, friend, and I am sure that he would have been a great Dad. All of us old 284th MP Co'ers are saddened, and while slow to write, know tht he is missed. I would love to send a photo I have of Roy to the family. How?

Shawn Pitta
284th MP Co, Frankfurt, Germany

April 23, 2005

My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in southeast Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Roy did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Roy be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Turner's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. As a "survivor" my heart goes out to you all, especially to his fiancée. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. Please know that my thoughts are with you today and everyday.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and myself. From reading the many reflections posted here, it is apparent Roy's spirit touched a number of lives. We should all be loved as much. You were blessed to have had him in your life, even for a short time.

Thank you Officer Turner for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis for me.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry - EOW (01/03/03)

March 27, 2005

1 corintians 13:4-8

4 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; 5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends

Officer Turner, thank you for your service and dedication. You will be missed and never forgotten. May your family, fiancée, and everyone who loves you stay strong in the memories and love you shared with them.

I lost my fiancée, Scott Stewart, in August of 2002. There not a day that goes by without him in my heart and mind. I understand the pain your fiancee must feel from being ripped from you to soon. The support and love from others who know my pain have helped tremendously.

To your fiancee, if you ever feel the need to reach out to others who know your pain, please contact me and other s/o’s. A search on yah groups will bring you to us. Just enter the below as it is.

Always remember as long as your heart beats Roy will be with you. He’s there everyday in your heart.

Fiancee Scott Stewart EOW 8-11-02 Detroit


February 22, 2005

~~~~~The Broken Chain~~~~~

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.~~In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.~~It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.~~You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.~~Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.

January 25, 2005

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