Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Assistant Chief of Police Mahlon Otis Tuck

Ocala Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, May 28, 1955

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Reflections for Assistant Chief of Police Mahlon Otis Tuck

Rest in peace Assistant Chief of Police Tuck.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 28, 2019

It has been 60 years, but I vividly recall, as a 9 year old neighbor, walking to the scene, and witnessing this atrocity.
I have had nightmares, and cannot shake the memories of that
day, and those events. I pray for the families of those heroic
officers, especially now having a son with severe mental illness.
God bless those survivors, and may God console them, and provide help for those with mental illnesses.

James V Allen, M.D.

May 29, 2016

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

May 28, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 11, 2015

We will never forget. Continue to rest in peace Chief Tuck.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

May 28, 2013

RIP peace Hero! You are not forgotten!

Former Sheriff's Deputy
Marion Co. Sheriff's Dept., Indianapolis, IN

April 26, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 57th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. What a terrible tragedy for the families of all three lae enforcement officers killed and the community they served.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 28, 2012

To the Tuck family, may you know that we have not forgotten your hero and the sacrifice that he and all of you made for all of us. May you continue to rest in peace Assistant Chief Tuck.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

May 28, 2012

Rest in Peace, Assistant Chief Tuck. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

I will always remember this event even 55 years later. I was working at a drive-in called The Chicken Ranch near the hospital. It was a co-incidence that these 2 young boys,Gene and Bill, were best friends and then lost their fathers at the same time. All of these officers went to the Chicken Ranch and talked with my boss, Cecil McClellan a lot. They were always friendly but they were all business. Ocala PD lost 3 great officers when they lost these three. Joanie Taylor Brown.

Joanie Brown
Friend of the Wooten/Tuck surviving sons.

September 3, 2010

Hi Granddad, you'll be proud to know that two of your grandsons are in law enforcement. One is in drug enforcement and the other is a helicopter pilot. We think about you all the time.

William H. Tuck, Jr.

February 22, 2008

It has been over a half century since your tour of duty ended and you have not been forgotten. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 24, 2006

How Do You Measure Success?
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better
Whether by a healthy child,
a redeemed social condition,
or a job well done;
To know even one other life has breathed
because you lived---
this is to have succeeded.

Although the words are Ralph Waldo Emerson's, Chief Tuck's family is a living memorial to the fact that this man, this police officer, was very successful.

Det. Tom Breedlove
Hernando County Sheriff's Office

How Do You Measure Success?
To laugh often and much;

Det. Tom Breedlove
Hernando County Sheriff's Office

Rest in peace.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

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