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Patrolman W. Stith Tucker | Memphis Police Department, Tennessee Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman

W. Stith Tucker

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Saturday, May 5, 1860

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 4/30/1860

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Tucker died of stab wounds when he attempted to arrest a wanted fugitive.

Patrolman Tucker was assigned to duty at a horse race track. After the races ended, Patrolman Tucker was watching the spectators and employees leave the ground when he observed a wanted fugitive. Patrolman Tucker approached the suspect and attempted to arrest him. As Patrolman Tucker attempted to take the suspect into custody, a second man appeared and stabbed Patrolman Tucker in the head.

Patrolman Tucker died five days later from his wound.

Patrolman Tucker had served with the Memphis Police Department for seven years.

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Brother, Although your tour of duty is over, you will never be forgotten! It's been 152 years and we still remember your sacrifice !!! May God bless you. Rest in peace my brother!!!!!

Lieutenant George Monroe Retired
Pulaski County Sheriff Dept.
July 5, 2011

 

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