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Detective Joseph Tucker Fisher

Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, February 7, 1995

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Reflections for Detective Joseph Tucker Fisher

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

August 8, 2007

I was going to go Friday and listen to the ceremony, and decided that I just could not go and listen to someone else talk about you and your death. I remember the first time I talked to you, I remember the last time I saw you, I always remember you when I hear "Kenny G", I cry when I hear "Go Rest High", and I say hi to you every time I drive past your grave. You are still missed.

former LRPD dispatcher

May 22, 2007

Hi Tuck,
It is so hard to believe that you have been gone for 12 years. I will never forget the phone call the night you were shot. It is any officer's nightmare to hear that one officer has been shot but to hear that there were two down, there is no way to describe the feeling. By the time I got to the hospital, you were gone. I won't forget all the hours we sat in criminal court laughing and joking. You were a great man and officer! Thank-you for making that ultimate sacrifice, for not only the citizens of Little Rock but for me and the rest of our fellow officers! I look forward to the day when I will see you again. Your daughters are in my prayers and I know you are watching over them. God Bless You!


April 4, 2007

Hey Tuck-

I have tried not to think of you for many years and now I see your smiling face again. I think I can think of you now - thank you for your great sense of humor- it was deeply appreciated even when you did not know it - in the best of times and in the worst of them

March 27, 2007

May Our Lord bless both you and your loved ones.

February 14, 2007

Hi Tuck, it is good to see your face again, it has been over ten years. I still remember that day when we all walked out of the office not knowing that would be the last night that we would see you again. For those who where there, two officers where shot, one stayed to be our angel on earth and you our angel in heaven. I still remember the jokes and how much fun we had in the office. To all that have lost friends and loved ones my heart goes out to you. I still have family and friends who are officers with the LRPD, I am thinking of you guys daily and to all the brothers and sister in blue, travel safely !

Former LRPD Officer
CPD Dispatcher

January 23, 2007

I thought that it needed to be said that due to your sacrifice in 1995, we changed the way we did things and reconsidered the equipment that we carried. It is tragic that it took your sacrifice for law enforcement to learn, but you should rest easy that we did learn, we have improved, and hopefully other lives have been saved as a result. I for one will never forget that day. God bless.

Special Agent Rick Weiler
FBI / Formerly North Little Rock PD

February 7, 2006

Although it has been ten yars since last we saw your smile, you are always in our hearts. I think of you all the time, especially when I hear the song "Go Rest High". Your co-workers have taken over for you, and yes, you can in fact, go rest. Bless you for being you. And God will take care of those precious girls that you left behind.

March 10, 2005

Thank you for your service Det. Fisher, you made a difference! Continue to watch over your girls. I hope they know that they have a HUGE police family thinking of them and you. Rest easy sir, we will take it from here.

February 7, 2005


I know you died doing what you liked best. The community you served should be honored that you were so devoted to them. Thank you for your service; it did make a difference. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Dept.

October 23, 2004

Detective Fisher, I did not know you, but throughout my career I met many officers like you, Brave, dedicated, honest and committed to the cause of righteousness.
You exemplify the good in people who fight evil and crime every day.
You, are a Hero in my opinion, you are missed and you are not forgotten.

Retired police officer.

August 18, 2004

I would like to thank all the people who have left a Reflection on this site. It is very warming knowing that my dad is remembered and was loved. He left a major impact on my life the years he was here and it is wonderful to know he did the same on others as well. Thank You all and God Bless
Pam, Brooke and Britta Fisher

Brooke Fisher
His Daughter

December 10, 2003

It hurt me that while I was working my way to the streets I had to work in the pulaski county jail where I had to watch the man who was responsible for the death of Det. Tucker and I hated every minute of it. I do hope that he burns in hell forever.

You are missed everyday "TUCK"

Detective Fred Cheek
White County Sheriff's Office

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