Community members, law enforcement gather to say final goodbye to Florence County investigator
FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Many in law enforcement and those from the community are gathered in Florence County as they remember the life of Investigator Farrah Turner.
Investigator Turner was among the deputies executing a search warrant at a home in the Vintage Place Neighborhood in Florence County on October 3 when they were met with gunfire. She along with six others were shot.
Florence Police Sergeant Terrence Carraway died that day and Investigator Turner was among those wounded. She spent nearly three weeks in the hospital fighting for her life before succumbing to her injuries on Monday.
Investigator Turner’s funeral services occurred on Sunday, October 28. The public viewing for Turner was held at the Florence Civic Center at 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Funeral services were held at the civic center at noon.
Among those who spoke at Turner’s funeral were Allen Heidler, the city’s police chief, Sheriff Kenney Boone and Turner’s cousin, Britney Weaver.
“Evil events intending to wreak havoc and destroy happen way to often in our world today,” Chief Allen Heidler of the Florence Police Department, said. “Because of the character of heroes like Sgt. Terrence Carraway and Investigator Farrah Turner we have some tremendous examples of inspiration to follow in our Florence County law enforcement family.”
Known best for her work with the community’s youth, many local schools and clubs are left without a guiding light.
“Words cannot begin to describe the impact she has had on our school and our community,” Tonya Addison, principal of Timmonsville High School, said. “We are truly honored and we count it as a blessing to have known her. She was a servant with the courage to make a difference.”
Sheriff Kenney Boone told those in attendance Turner was an exceptional representative of the department and her presence will be missed.
“Farrah….rest easy my sweet girl,” Turner said. “We’ll take it from here.”
Turner is being laid to rest at Florence Memorial Gardens.
Farrah Turner was only 36-years-old and is the fifth law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty in South Carolina this year.
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