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Patrolman John R. Tucker | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

John R. Tucker

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 8, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 9168

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

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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.

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Well, the anniversary is coming up. I will always remember that day. You are not forgotton and never will be.

Sgt. Ted O'Connor
Chicago Police (Retired)
September 28, 2016

 

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