Officer William Lord Rucker

Officer William Lord Rucker

Bakersfield Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, July 20, 1952

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William Lord Rucker

Officer Rucker was killed in a motorcycle accident while taking his police motorcycle to the motor shop.

He was a WWII veteran and had been a POW in a German prison camp for two years. He had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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Thank you for service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 20, 2020

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