Patrolman John R. Tucker

Patrolman John R. Tucker

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, October 8, 1968

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John R. Tucker

Patrolman John R. Tucker was shot and killed during an armed robbery.

Patrolman Tucker observed an armed robber enter a bank and took a position behind a pillar as the gunman approached a teller's cage. Officer Tucker was approaching the robber from behind when the gunman turned around and fired. Officer Tucker was fatally wounded in the encounter. Other officers and a bank guard who heard the shots outside shot the suspect five times as he tried to escape.

The 37-year-old killer was convicted of murder and sentenced to 100 to 190 years. He was paroled in 2005.

Officer John Tucker Tucker is survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 9168

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 2005

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

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

October 8, 2020

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