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Deputy Sheriff John Martin Calhoun Turman

Kimble County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, March 28, 1898

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Martin Calhoun Turman

Deputy Sheriff Turman,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kimble County. And for your Family and loved ones,, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 28, 2023

Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

October 6, 2020

Deputy Turman is my maternal great grandfather. His daughter, Barbara ("Bessie") Elizabeth Turman, Jackson, is my maternal grandmother. Gramma Jackson often told us the story of her father's murder. She possessed one of the .45 Colt bullets that killed her father. Deputy Turman was present when Geronimo and his lieutenants came through on the train to San Antonio. She remembered her father lifting her up so she could see Geronimo when he and his men were taken off the train for a rest stop in Junction, Texas.

Captain (Retired) USAFR
Great grandson

October 28, 2016

Thank you for your service Sir, A true Hero you were, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

March 28, 2012

John Turman was my Great Grand Father. His story was told to my father and my father passed it on to his children. My children know who John Turman was and my childrens kids will know him also. So RIP Grandpa, 5 generations later and counting, we still remember you...

Carl A Turman
Great grand son

September 22, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 111th anniversary 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 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


March 28, 2009


Van Den Berghe

February 26, 2008

Rest in peace deputy Turman, you served well

A Dutch Peacekeeper

October 8, 2006

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