Patrolman John R. Tucker

Patrolman John R. Tucker

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, October 8, 1968

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.

The killer was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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


  • Age 34
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 9168

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

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My uncle Jerry Gigante’s dear partner. John Tucker’s name is well known within our family and spoken of and remembered fondly but with such pain. We have a portrait of him and his incredible smile. We love him as he did. A true hero and will never be forgotten for generations to come.


July 7, 2018

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