Assistant Chief of Police Mahlon Otis Tuck

Assistant Chief of Police Mahlon Otis Tuck

Ocala Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, May 28, 1955

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Mahlon Otis Tuck

Assistant Chief Tuck was shot and killed after responding to the scene of the murders of Deputy Robert Wooten and Deputy Curtis Youngblood, both of the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The two deputies had been shot and killed as they approached the home of a mentally ill man.

As officers responding to the initial shooting surrounded the home, the suspect opened fire a second time and fatally wounding Assistant Chief Tuck. The man was taken into custody and later died while in a state mental hospital.

Assistant Chief Tuck was survived by his wife, three sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.06
  • Offender Died in prison

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Rest in peace Assistant Chief of Police Tuck.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 28, 2019

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