Jerry Turning, Jr. was born and raised in New Jersey. He has lived on the Jersey Shore his entire life. Jerry graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (1995) and earned his Masters Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix (2009) while working and raising a family. Jerry is a police Lieutenant in a municipal police department and has spent the majority of his career in K9. He is a certified police K9 Handler and Trainer. Jerry and his wife Jo-Ann were married in 1998 and they have two amazing kids: Anna (born in 2001) and Eric (born in 2004). Eric was diagnosed with Autism when he was 2 1/2 years old. Jerry recently began spilling his guts about the past five years struggling and celebrating the world of Autism in his personal blog, Bacon and Juice Boxes: Our Life With Autism . In what ever free time he has ( read that as not much!), he enjoys cycling, running, and his most recent therapeutic obsession: triathlon training.