Officer John R. Tucker

October 8, 1968

Written by 100Clubillinois

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

Officer 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.

He was survived by his wife and three children.

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