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Officer Donald Paul Tucker, Sr. | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas


Donald Paul Tucker, Sr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, December 13, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 1181

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Released after 30 years

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Officer Donald Tucker was shot and killed while answering a disturbance call.

Upon his arrival the suspect opened fire with a .357 caliber revolver, fatally wounding Officer Tucker. The suspect attempted to shoot other people in the area but was apprehended. The suspect was sentenced to death but the sentence was commuted to life. He was subsequently released after serving only 30 years.

Officer Tucker had served with the Dallas Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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