Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Investigator Farrah Burdette Godwin Turner

Florence County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, October 22, 2018

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Reflections for Investigator Farrah Burdette Godwin Turner

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Paddy Danford
Sad Citizen Remington VA

October 25, 2018

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

October 25, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the family, department and fellow officers.

Chuck Merken Detective Retired
LASD

October 25, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 25, 2018

The life of a police officer is a self-less one that often goes most often unappreciated. Thank you for your service.

Kammie Holder

October 25, 2018

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

October 25, 2018

My deepest sympathies to your department and the families of the fallen officers. Their time on earth was brief but poignant. Both Sgt. Carraway and Investigator Turner exemplify the best qualities of every hero. They risked their lives for others. RIP

Sandra R Sylvester
Retired Sex Abuse, prosecutor Prince William County, VA

October 25, 2018

Rest in Peace Investigator Turner, Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers for your Family both Blood and Blue!

Deputy Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

October 25, 2018

With Deepest Sympathy.

R. A. Robinson
Retired Deputy Chief Of Police

October 25, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your department, family, and friends. Please accept our sincere condolences during this difficult time.

Albany Police Academy Session 3
Albany Police Department, Albany, NY

October 25, 2018

God bless you and your family, both at home and work.

Retired Police Officer C. Bardwell
Grand Prairie PD TX

October 25, 2018

I am so sorry for this incredible loss. These officers selflessness and courage are honored.

Amy
Army vet

October 24, 2018

Investigator Turner, May GOD bless you and your family abundantly. What an unfortunate and unthinkable act to have occurred. May GOD also watch over your brothers and sisters of the law enforcement family to ensure their safety. You will be missed but not forgotten. Rest In Peace Sister!!!

Sgt. (Ret) Steve Davis
Maricopa County S.O.

October 24, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Investigator Turner. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Florence County Sheriff's Office.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

October 24, 2018

Thank you Investigator Turner for your dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of South Carolina. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my sister.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

October 24, 2018

Again as we see men and women of law enforcement come in all colors religions and hail from all backgrounds,this brave young lady ran to the bullets ,instead of running away.She is a true patriot and hero,unlike some who wave flags,claiming to be such great Americans.RIP

OIC:Craig
VADOC

October 24, 2018

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Investigator Farrah Turner. Please know we are eternally grateful for Farrah’s service and her ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Investigator Turner, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Florence County Sheriff’s Department for Farrah’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Investigator Turner’s Family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
POINT 27

Jerry M. Rhodes
Detective, Dallas Police Department Retired
Law Enforcement Outreach
POINT 27

Jerry M. Rhodes
Dallas Police Department (retired)

October 24, 2018

RIP investigator Turner. My thoughts and prayers are with all the LEO’s and their families that were involved in this terrible incident.

FTO Samuel Steinmetz (Retired)
Venice Police Department

October 24, 2018

My deepest sympathies go out to the family of Farrah Turner and to the FCSO as well as Florence City Police Dept., all of the wounded officers and their families. This has been an unemaginable event that has touched us all deeply. As a mother of a son with the FCSO I Know how they feel about their work, helping others and protecting us all. Please know that my heart and prayers are with you all

Theresa Moore

October 24, 2018

Rest my sister we shall continue to stand tall with and for you and your family. Prayers and blessings to your family for they are not alone during this trying time.

Lt Ed Starks
Hartwell Georgia Police Department

October 24, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and coworkers. Rest In Peace my Sister in BLUE.

Investigator Esrael Silva
Deaf Smith County District Attorney Office, Hereford, Texas

October 24, 2018

Rest in peace, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.........

Detective Sergeant Edward Carlile
Northfield Village Police Dept (OH)

October 24, 2018

Rest in peace Investigator Turner!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

October 24, 2018

This is so tragic and heartbreaking. Prayers being sent up for your families, at home and at work. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. You will not be forgotten.

Officer Sandra Rapey
Lindenhurst Police Department

October 24, 2018

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

A. Lincoln

mark peters
civilian

October 24, 2018

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