Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 11 years
Badge # 9168
Incident Date: 10/8/1968
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
Patrolman John R. Tucker was shot and killed during an armed robbery.
Patrolman Tucker observed an armed robber enter a bank and took a position behind a pillar as the gunman approached a teller's cage. Officer Tucker was approaching the robber from behind when the gunman turned around and fired. Officer Tucker was fatally wounded in the encounter.
The killer was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Officer John Tucker Tucker is survived by his wife and three children.