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Officer William Lord Rucker | Bakersfield Police Department, California Bakersfield Police Department, California

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William Lord Rucker

Bakersfield Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, July 20, 1952

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Officer Rucker was killed in a motorcycle accident while taking his police motorcycle to the motor shop.
He was a WWII veteran and had been a POW in a German prison camp for two years. He had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife and two sons.

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