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Investigator Mark Reid Tucker

Wake County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, February 12, 2004

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Reflections for Investigator Mark Reid Tucker

Mark, we still love you and miss you. We shall never forget you my brother.

Jake Alderman, Retired Master Investiga
Wake County Sheriff Office

February 12, 2021

Rest in peace

Mark Mottola

February 12, 2020

RIP and may the Lord watch over your family and you.

Retired John P Skebeck
Roselle Park NJ PD

February 12, 2020

Rest in peace Investigator Tucker.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 29, 2019

It’s been a long time since I visited here but that doesn’t mean I love you any less!! I’m struggling to be positive these days since Chad and Vicki move to PA with the granddaughters! I used to see them at least 3-4 times per week if not more often. Bill my brother died in September last year so I’m alone with no family around. I just live here with my cats and Chad’s dogs trying to survive one day at a time, but not succeeding well. I love and miss you so very much the tears never stop! Love you forever!!

Patricia Tucker

July 2, 2018

Hey sir, from what I can till it's been three years since I lieft a message for you. I'm sorry it has taken so long but I have a daughter and she takes up a lot of my time and if it's not her it's my fiancé Cassy. They're both my heart, my joy, my soul shine, and my everything! They made me feel like you did when you had me and Chad. It had to be the proudest moment for you to be a father/dad. I know it's one of my proudest moment. I'll never walk in your shoes but I have a pair of my own and they fit just fine. I promise to always make you proud of the man that I have become. I love you and I miss you with all my heart! I promise to talk to you in my prayers and always tell you I love you. I'll see you on the other side sir! I love you Mark!

Second Son
Son of Mark

March 22, 2017

Alan and I talk about you often, sometimes like you were not gone. We both still cry sometimes. It still hurts really bad. I enjoyed working with you, but most of all I enjoyed all of us being friends. You have two beautiful grand daughters now! I can just imagine you playing with them. It's getting late and hard to see the keyboard through the tears. You will never be forgotten.............

Investigator Rose Beane
Wake County Sheriff's Office

March 19, 2017

Hey old man, lol. I miss you everyday Sir! I've learned over the years you learn to coupe with a loss but you'll never forget the one you loss. sir, you will always beat up Superman in my dreams, b/c he was my childhood hero. You have an always been my hero! I know that I've let you down in the eyes of family, friends, and loved ones. That all stopped a while ago. Sir, I'm beyond Honored to Carry my last Name! It took me years to be the man I am today, but all would have been a loss but for your teachings of life, love, and laughter. Thank you for being my Dad, my friend, and my Hero! Not a day hoes by that I don't wish you were here to whoop my ass to put me back on the right past, but Mark, I've finally found my way. With all the love that I own, I will and always love you! Time for me to be the Man you always knew I would be!

Matthew Alan Tucket

October 3, 2014

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today as they reach the 10 year anniversary of losing you. Some people will say that the 10 years has gone by quickly, while those that love you know that it has felt like a lifetime since they felt your warm touch and heard your voice and saw your smile. Continue to keep watch over all of them.

"It hurts when you have someone in your heart,
But you can't have them in your arms." Author Unknown

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

February 12, 2014

Just thinking about you....

Angela Tucker

October 16, 2013

Mark, thank you for bringing me into the FOP. I think of you often , your friendship , and your leadership. All will agree that the Lodge was made better by your presence . Heaven gained a good man.

J H Ross, Lt. Ret.
RPD.,WSO,CCBI,State Capitol Police

March 14, 2013

Hey there sir, damn I miss you! I had a dream about you the other day you looked good. Me and Chad are trying like heck to make you and others proud. I can't tell you much but you'll see in the ranks below. Well you already know b/c you look down on us everyday. I can't tell you how hard I've taken your loss over these years, but the hurt will always be there but it gets less every year. But to be honest it sucks for this one week in my life, every year. But I will always smile to pick myself up and get my butt back on track.

I love you Mark, you will always be my HERO!

Recruit #4 Matt Tucker
Crystal coast fire academy/ Mark's Son

February 11, 2013

Hey Mark! Dan and I were talking about you the other day and about how much we miss you. It's hard to believe the amount of time that has passed since you left the physical world, but we know that you are watching the ones that are still here. We think of you often and pray for your family always. Thanks for letting us be part of your life - even if it was for a short while.
Alway remember the THIN BLUE LINE
Dan & Mari Clark

Dan & Mari Clark

February 7, 2013

Today we would have been married 35 yrs. I wonder how we would have spent the day and night. Where we would have gone to eat a celebratory dinner. You were my heart and I gave it to you the day we met. How does that ever heal? Love at first sight......who belie!!!es in that.......well we did and it lasted until you were taken from me!You were and are my first and forever love! Give me a Christmas blessing and show me your love foe me!!

Partricias Tucker
Mark's widow

December 14, 2012

Hey Uncle Mark! We think of you often and the Tucker family has not been the same since you left us. We will be welcoming a baby girl into the world in November - not so much a midget anymore, huh?! :) We miss you but we will see you again one day!!

Kristina Tucker Dulaney

September 12, 2012


I think of you often .. I had the privilege of serving with you for 8 years, and you were my training officer on the Warrant Squad. My fondest memory of you was your devious smile and chuckle, along with your low, southern accent as you told a story. You were the epitome of what a law enforcement officer should strive to be.

Thank you for your service, and for being an integral part of my becoming a better officer. I miss you, buddy.

Dr. Trina Seitz, Associate Professor
WCSD, Patrol Division, Ret. (1994)

July 17, 2012

Mark brother just want to tell you I love you miss you man. From our days at Wake SO to our phone calls on your "private" line when you were the US Marshall to our years in the 1990's when you were President and I was Vice President of the Wake County FOP and of course motorcycles, we had a blast. I'll never forget I was just leaving a going away ceremony at Ft. Bragg for a relative shipping to Iraq and on my way back to Greensboro when my cell phone rang with the horrible news. Like everybody I just couldn't believe you were gone, I was crushed and mad at the same time. Anyway brother I know you're watching down on us and I'll see you again when I get there.

(Former) Chief of Police & Deputy
Knightdale PD & Wake County SO

May 1, 2012

I'm here Mark visiting your memorial in our nations Capital. Gone but never forgotten. Thank you.

Deputy Sheriff Hartman
Wake County Sheriffs Office

April 7, 2012

Hey there Mark. Just reading some of the reflections of you. I miss those holidays years ago when all the family would get together. Sometimes you and your family, Uncle Dallas and Aunt Jenny, Uncle Melvin, Aunt Ginny, Aunt Cora, mama and daddy.....too many to list!! There are no gatherings like there use to be. Kinda sad. But, there will be one day!! You are gone for no good reason. Thank you for your service. Miss you cousin!!!

Captain Mac Tucker
Scotland County EMS

February 23, 2012

Hey Uncle Mark. I just wanted to say hello and I was thinking about you today. Please continue to watch over our family and keep us safe. We all miss you very much.

Lieutenant Chris Tucker
Raleigh Fire Department

February 12, 2012

It has been a true honor serving with all of your brothers and sisters. You are truly missed by your Wake County Sheriff's Office family. Although I never had the privledge of knowing you, I mourn with them. Respectfully, Deputy S. Hartman

Deputy Sheriff S. Hartrman
Wake County S.O

February 12, 2012


It's been 8 years and you still live on in my heart and soul. I love you like a brother and you're someone that I have missed more than I can say. The memories of the times we hung out together, worked together and laughed together still live on and no one can take those away. I thank God for letting you be a part of my life. I feel safe knowing you are keeping a watch over us all from above.

Lt. David Woodruff
Wake County Sheriff's Office

February 12, 2012

Hey Baby....I have tried to move on but without you that is do I continue on w/o you by my side? This laptop is too hard to negotiate... miss you like it was yesterday but has been 8yrs in one week.....everything is so static BUT I LOVE YOU MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY BUT NOT AS MUCH AS TOMORROW!!!!!!! NO 1 WILL EVER TAKE YOUR PLACE IN MY HEART!!!!!!

Mark's wife
Mark's wife

February 4, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this blessed of all holidays. Continue to stay close to them and watch over them. You will never be forgotten.

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

December 24, 2011

Hey, Mr. Tucker,

I don't know if you'd remember me, but I was a next-door neighbor of yours for four years when I lived in Apex before moving to Baltimore with my family. I used to play with your sons Matt and Chad in our backyards. Anyway, I was completing a personal history questionnaire today for the Howard County Police Dept. and in the midst of recounting my residential history, I thought of you. I decided to conduct a Google search to see if I could find any news of you when I stumbled upon the unseemly story of your passing. I am very sorry to hear you are no longer with us, but I am very glad to have known you. Thank you for your heroic example as I embark on my own career in law enforcement. You will not be forgotten.

Matthew J. DeFusco, formerly of 8917 Willow Trace Court

Matthew DeFusco
Old Neighbor at Oak Chase

May 9, 2011

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