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Detective Harry E. Tucker | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Detective

Harry E. Tucker

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, April 24, 1915

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/25/1915

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Executed in 1916

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Detective Harry Tucker and Detective James Maneely were shot and killed by a 21-year-old man they had just arrested on a fugitive warrant. The man was wanted for a burglary in Princeton, New Jersey, and a robbery of a residence at 52nd Street and Wynnefield Avenue.

They located the man near 58th Street and Woodland Avenue and placed him under arrest. As they were escorting the prisoner to a police call box he produced a revolver and shot both officers. The man was arrested a short time later and charged with murder.

Detective Tucker subsequently died of his wounds on April 24th, 1915.

The subject was convicted of two counts of murder and executed in the electric chair on July 17th, 1916.

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Detective James Maneely
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End of Watch: Thursday, March 25, 1915
Cause: Gunfire

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Never had the honour of knowing you sir. But know that I am proud that you were my great-grandfather and always in my thoughts and prayers. Hope to meet you one day soon.
Charles (Bud) Tucker (great-grandson).

Charles (Bud) Tucker
Great-grandson
February 10, 2016

 

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