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Investigator Mark Reid Tucker | Wake County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Wake County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina


Mark Reid Tucker

Wake County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, February 12, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 28 years

Badge # 236

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Investigator Mark Tucker was shot and killed as he investigated shots being fired.

Investigator Tucker observed the suspect firing a shotgun in a field. The suspect, who was on felony probation, thought he was going to be arrested for firearms possession so he shot and killed Investigator Tucker. His body was found next to his unmarked patrol car near the intersection of Holly Springs and Winding Oak Roads. His service weapon was still in its holster.

The suspect fled the scene, but was apprehended two days later after the Sheriff's Office received a tip from a member of the community on a hotline that had been set up.

The suspect was arrested and charged with murder. Two other men were also arrested and charged with helping the suspect hide from police. The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. The two accomplices were sentenced to 9 months in prison and 36 months of probation.

Investigator Tucker had served with the Wake County Sheriff's Office for 24 years, and had also served with the United States Marshals Service for 4 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, parents, sister, and three brothers.

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Hey old man, lol. I miss you everyday Sir! I've learned over the years you learn to coupe with a loss but you'll never forget the one you loss. sir, you will always beat up Superman in my dreams, b/c he was my childhood hero. You have an always been my hero! I know that I've let you down in the eyes of family, friends, and loved ones. That all stopped a while ago. Sir, I'm beyond Honored to Carry my last Name! It took me years to be the man I am today, but all would have been a loss but for your teachings of life, love, and laughter. Thank you for being my Dad, my friend, and my Hero! Not a day hoes by that I don't wish you were here to whoop my ass to put me back on the right past, but Mark, I've finally found my way. With all the love that I own, I will and always love you! Time for me to be the Man you always knew I would be!

Matthew Alan Tucket
October 3, 2014


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