Chief of Police Alva Tucker

Chief of Police Alva Tucker

Ellensburg Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, July 2, 1927

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Alva Tucker

Chief Tucker was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk man who had made threats to kill police officers. The man was known to the officers and had previously been shot during a shootout with officers. As Chief Tucker approached the man at 111 W. 3rd Street they exchanged shots and both were fatally wounded.

Chief Tucker was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt

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

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

July 2, 2020

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