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Full Military Funeral Service for the Late Retired Assistant Superintendent Leland Turner
Posted on February 25, 2017
by RBPF Public Affairs and Communications Office


Full Military Funeral Service will be held for the late Assistant Superintendent of Police Leland Whitfield Turner (Retired) at 10:00am on Friday, 3rd March, 2017.

The service will be held at Christ the King Anglican Church, Roland Street, Ridgeland Park West and will be conducted by Archdeacon James Palacious assisted by Cannon Curtis Robinson and Father Stephen Davies, Police Force Chaplain.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bethell Brothers Mortician, Nassau Street. Interment will follow at the Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, John F. Kennedy Drive and Gladstone Road.

The late Leland Whitfield Turner began his career as a Police Officer on the 8th May 1956 when he enlisted as a recruit constable at the Police Training School, Police Headquarters, East Street. He was given the number 116.

After graduating from the Training School, he was posted at the following Divisions:

  • Central Division

  • Special Company

  • Southern Division

  • Radio & Transport Division

  • District Headquarters

  • Mobile Division

  • Marine Division

  • Western Division

  • Eleuthera Division

  • Acklins Division

  • Bimini Division

  • Police Canteen

Mr. Turne's dedication to duty was rewarded with the following promotions:

  • Lance Corporal - 1/5/59

  • Corporal - 1/2/62

  • Lance Sergeant- 1/6/66

  • Sergeant- 1/5/67

  • Inspector- 1/9/72

  • Chief Inspector- 7/3/80

  • Assistant Superintendent of Police- 23/12/85

Assistant Superintendent Turner attended local and international Seamanship Navigation Course. He was assessed by his supervisors and peers as a quiet, energetic, tactful, efficient and a knowledgeable hard working officer who got along well with everyone.

Mr. Turner, after completing some thirty eight years on the police force he retired from active duty on 11th August 1994. He will be missed by his wife, children, family, friends and colleagues.

Mr. Turner's remains will repose in the Foyer of the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Police Headquarters on Thursday, 2nd March 2017 from 9:00am until 6:00pm. for viewing by Officials, Senior and Junior Officers.

May his soul rest in peace.


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