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Chief of Police Alva Tucker | Ellensburg Police Department, Washington Ellensburg Police Department, Washington

Chief of Police

Alva Tucker

Ellensburg Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Saturday, July 2, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief Tucker was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk man who had made threats to kill police officers. The man was known to the officers and had previously been shot during a shootout with officers. As Chief Tucker approached the man they exchanged shots and both were fatally wounded.

Chief Tucker was survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
July 4, 2015

 

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