Deputy Travis Turner presented the Distinguished Service Award
On May 21, 2013 Howard County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Turner was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the Arkansas State Police. The award was a given to Deputy Travis Turner along with Nashville City Office Justin Thornton for their actions taken in coming to the aid of ASP Trooper Pete Penny on March 23, 2012. Trooper Penny was wounded in a shooting in Hempstead County while arresting a drunken driver. Trooper Penny called for assistance and Officer Thornton and Deputy Turner were the first officers to arrive and provide assistance and take the suspect into custody.