Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial
Memorial Location

The memorial is located on the north end of Trinity Park along West 7th Street. It occupies approximately five acres of park. » Get Directions

Hours of Operation
5:00am - 11:30pm
The displays and paths are always illuminated.

Contact Information

By Mail
3801 Hulen Suite 101
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

By Phone

A promise of remembrance.

George Turner


Length of Service:
One Year

Date of Injury:
May 20, 1928

Date of Death:
May 20, 1928

Location of Incident:
East Rosedale @ Louisiana Street

Murphy Cemetery

Officer George Turner was working patrol Sunday Morning, May 20, 1928, when at about 1:00 a.m. he and other officers spotted a car that had tried to run them down a few days before when they were on bicycle duty. The officers gave chase and stopped the vehicle at E Rosedale and Louisiana. Officer Turner approached the car to speak with the driver. Almost immediately, the driver, Tenola Moore, pulled a .45 automatic from his pocket and shot Officer Turner in the chest. Moore then fled the scene on foot.

Officer Turner knew he was fatally wounded, and spoke with the officers with him. After getting assurances that they would catch his killer, he had the officers call his wife to go to the hospital. An ambulance arrived and took Officer Turner to St. Joseph Infirmary. He died several minutes before his wife and three year old daughter arrived.

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