Justin Terney, 22 is the police officer who was reportedly killed in a Pottawatomie County on March 26. While initially the name was not announced by the Tecumseh Police Department, it was revealed to the media Monday.
The 22-year old police officer succumbed to his injuries sustained during a shootout at a traffic stop. Tecumseh Police Department said that the young officer sustained serious life-threatening injuries in the shootout. He was sent to a hospital where he was admitted in the ICU. But despite all efforts of the doctors, Justin Terney succumbed to his injuries and died.
Shooting in Tecumseh Oklahoma, shocked the local population. A report in the KTLA says that the police officer was chasing an offender. The young officer tried to use a Taser on fleeing criminal, but couldn’t hit him. Later, Terney and suspect “were involved in gunfire”. Reports suggest that the officer and the suspect, both had sustained gunshot wounds and both were taken to Oklahoma University Trauma Center in Oklahoma City.
Terney was very new in the police service. The police chief said that Terney joined the department in January 2016, just after he turned 21. His dream was to be a canine officer. “He has a small pup,” Kidney said. “He was already starting to work with his dog.”
Turney, according to his Facebook page loved fishing and outings. His Facebook page shows a large number of photos showing him outside in the wilderness either hunting or fishing with his friends. A report in the Heavy says, “In addition to the hunting and fishing, Terney was a fan of collecting unique rock forms. He listed himself as a “hunter” for Arrowhead Hunters, a group on Facebook that posts pictures of arrowhead rocks that have been discovered”. Justin Tierney’s photography love was no secret. His Facebook page is a testament to his immense love for it.