Moline Acres police officer dies after being struck while on a traffic stop


ST. LOUIS COUNTY – The Moline Acres police officer who was struck and injured by a Bellefontaine police officer Saturday morning while on a traffic stop has died.

It was confirmed Saturday evening Sgt. Herschel Turner, who suffered two broken legs and facial fractures, did not survive his injuries.

Police say the incident happened on Chambers Road and Lance Avenue at about 12:30 a.m. after Turner stopped a vehicle that was reported stolen.

Moline Acres Police Chief Col. Gregory Moore said Bellefontaine police officers came to assist Turner in the traffic stop when things soon turned into a tragedy.

Turner is survived by his wife and three daughters.

BackStoppers released a statement Saturday night saying they are preparing to meet with Turner’s wife to find out how they can support the family financially in the upcoming future.

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