Chief of Police Alva Tucker

Chief of Police Alva Tucker

Ellensburg Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, July 2, 1927

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 they exchanged shots and both were fatally wounded.

Chief Tucker was survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

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