Bill Text: SC H4552 | 2019-2020 | 123rd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Farrah Turner

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 80-43)

Status: (Passed) 2019-05-08 - Introduced and adopted [H4552 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2019-H4552-Introduced.html


A HOUSE RESOLUTION

TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE TRAGIC PASSING OF FLORENCE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATOR FARRAH TURNER AND TO EXTEND THEIR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.

Whereas, the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Florence County Sheriff's Office Investigator Farrah Turner on October 22, 2018, at the untimely age of thirty-six. An extraordinary officer and fallen hero, she passed away from injuries received in the line of duty during an ambush earlier in October; and

Whereas, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Investigator Farrah Turner was inducted into the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame; and

Whereas, born on April 24, 1982, to Katie Godwin and the late Dexter Turner, Farrah "Maxine" Turner was a graduate of Lake City High School (2000) and Francis Marion University (2005). She also earned a master's degree in public safety, criminal justice, with a concentration in homeland security from Capella University (2012); and

Whereas, on August 28, 2006, Farrah began her career with the Florence County Sheriff's Office, where she was named Investigator of the Year in 2016. In her role as a deputy, she had the opportunity to meet and help countless individuals in the community and formed lifetime bonds with her investigative team; and

Whereas, a woman of faith, Farrah was a member of Word of God Outreach Ministry in Scranton and shared some Sunday mornings with a second church family at First Presbyterian Church in Florence. In addition, she was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and

Whereas, she leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Katie Godwin of Lake City; her twin brother, Farrell Turner (Michelle) of Florence, and her brother Ronald Turner of Lake City; a sister, April Godwin of Lake City; a half-sister, Bridgette Gibson of Atlanta; a half-brother, Nicholas Lee of Lake City; and a host of other loving family members and friends. She will be greatly missed. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, express their profound sorrow upon the tragic passing of Florence County Sheriff's Office Investigator Farrah Turner and extend their deepest sympathy to her family and many friends.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to her mother, Katie Godwin, for the family.

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