Cullen Mayor Dexter Turner has died - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Cullen Mayor Dexter Turner has died

Cullen Mayor Dexter Turner Cullen Mayor Dexter Turner
CULLEN, LA (KSLA) -

The Mayor of Cullen, Louisiana has died.

Cullen Police Chief Mary Hoof confirms Dexter Turner died on Friday while out of town on business.

While Turner, 49, was known to have heart problems, his exact cause of death has not yet been determined.

Turner took office on January 1, after serving as interim mayor since March of 2012 following the resignation of former Mayor Bobby Washington. Washington had resigned amid controversy surrounding his residency.

He went on to be elected as mayor of Cullen in November 2012.

Chief Hoof says she has known Turner since 1991, and says Turner "was always doing something to try to motivate or educate our kids."

Hoof says memorial services are pending.

Mayor Pro Tem Gary Sullivan is serving as acting mayor.

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