While helping a stranded single mother on the highway, Jeremy Turner’s brother Jonathan was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver.
Four months later, their father was murdered in an armed robbery while building a home for the homeless.
Devastated by these events, yet inspired by the admirable lives and legacies of his brother and father, Jeremy joined an Atlanta-area police department to help protect and defend his community. After serving as a patrolman for 4 years, he was promoted to detective within the Major Felony Unit, where he witnessed the bare brutality of humanity.
Three years later, he was chosen to lead a community-based policing program. In that position, Jeremy met homeless populations living under bridges throughout Atlanta. Those experiences would forever change him and lead him to launch his own nonprofit to help the homeless, Contribute2America.