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Park Dedicated to Fallen Fayetteville Officer

Posted May 15, 2007

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— The city of Fayetteville dedicated a new park Tuesday in honor of a fallen police officer.

Roy Gene Turner, Jr. was shot in the line of duty in 2001. The park, named for his sacrifice, will give children in the Bonnie Doone neighborhood a safe place to play.

Turner's family said he would have been honored to see it.

"He loved children. This would be something he would really appreciate as a lasting tribute to him," said Olivia Turner, Turner's mother.

Roy Turner, Jr. left behind a son. Family members said they will bring the little boy to enjoy the park named after his dad.

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  • Mountaineer in NC May 15, 2007

    I think its a wonderful honor and I hope his son will enjoy it as well as other children.

  • lollly52 May 15, 2007

    R.I.P Roy Gene Turner, Jr - I hope the park helps your family deal with their loss.

  • illegals--GO HOME May 15, 2007

    You are a true hero and a fine example of why police officers try to help others even sacrificing their own lives. Your fellow officers from across the state are with you in spirit.

  • MajorLeagueinfidel May 15, 2007

    R.I.P Warrior, thank to you and your family for your sacrifice, I hope this is a fitting honor.