Police Chief (Ret.) Steven Turner
Born in Raymond in 1956, the son of James R. and Caroline F. (Gagne) Turner. He was raised in Raymond and graduated from Raymond High School in 1974.
Prior to graduation he enlisted in the US Air Force. He graduated from the Air Force and the Security Police Academy with honors. Steve was a lifelong public servant, after his time with the Air Force he worked tirelessly for the Raymond, and Fremont Police departments, as well as the Rockingham County Sherriff's Department, before moving to the department that he held most dear, Deerfield. Steve joined the Deerfield PD in 1990 as a patrolman, in 2005 he was promoted to Chief. That same year he was awarded Police officer of the Year honors by the NH State Grange. Steve had a passion for local sports, Fishercats Baseball, The UNH Wildcats Hockey Team and of course The Sox, Pats and Bruins. He was a politically conservative individual who believed adamantly in supporting and defending the US Constitution.
Steve was predeceased by his daughter, Erin, his father James, his brother David, and his sister, Pamela. He is survived by his mother, Carol of Edgewater, FL; his son, Cory and his daughter-in-law Robyn of Chichester, NH; daughters, Holly and son-in-law Austin of San Antonio, TX, Lindsey and her husband, Dale of Barboursville, VA; his first wife, Tammy Davis; three grandchildren, and nephews Tristan and James.
These few paragraphs are far from enough to express what Steve meant to his family and community. Countless lives were touched by his commitment to community-based policing, and he should be held up as a shining example of what an officer should be. If you know nothing else about Steve Turner, know this: He was a damn good cop.
There are no calling hours.
*** PLEASE NOTE *** Due to weather the services have been changed.
A funeral service will be at held on Saturday, March 17th, at 11:00 AM, at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 2 Epping Street, in Raymond and not at the cemetery.
Law Enforcement and Emergency Services in attendance are encouraged to be in uniform.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Feline Friends, PO Box 2452, Salem NH 03079.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit brewittfuneralhome.com.