UPDATED (Nov. 28, 2019, 8:45 p.m.) — The Covington Police Department received word Wednesday night that Turner is tentatively scheduled to arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. He will be escorted back to Covington — by the CPD, Newton County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol — and has been anticipated to arrive home between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., according to CPD Capt. Ken Malcom.
For those who want to pay their respects to the late Turner, the CPD provided a map showing the escort route once they are back in Covington. The route will begin from Highway 278 Northwest, with their final destination at Lester, Lackey & Sons Funeral Home, located at 1163 Reynolds St. SW.
Arrangements have been made for the late Almond Turner, who passed away Saturday night, Nov. 23.
The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, at Springfield Baptist Church, located at 1877 Iris Drive SE in Conyers. The Covington Police Department confirmed a visitation prior to the funeral; however, a specific time has not been given.
In lieu of flowers, the Turner family has requested donations be made to the Covington Police Who Care Fund at the CPD, located at 1143 Oak St. SE, Covington, GA 30014-2816.
As of Wednesday morning, Nov. 27, Turner has not been brought back home from Meridian, Mississippi, where he was fatally shot.
"We are still waiting for word on the escort of Chief Turner back to Covington," the CPD said. "The tentative plan is for Chief Turner to be escorted from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport back to Covington by the Covington Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol, and the Newton County Sheriff’s Office."