Officer Frank J. Tucker

Died on June 16, 1904

Age 35
Provo Police Department
Accidental: Shooting

Officer Tucker died when his duty weapon accidentally discharged. The 35-year-old victim was working a security detail at the Elk’s Carnival in Provo. Seated in the sheriff’s office in the Utah County building, he stood up to leave. His revolver fell from his belt and struck the floor where it discharged. The bullet entered Officer Tucker’s hip and ranged upward through his heart. He died almost immediately. Officer Tucker left a wife and four children. He is buried in Provo City Cemetery.  His bronze name plaque is sponsored by Provo P.D. Local #129/Police Mutual Aid Association.


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One response to “Officer Frank J. Tucker”

  1. BL Smith says:

    I am so proud to be a member of the Utah Peace Officer Association which started the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial. Both are proud members of Utah’s Law Enforcement Community. The UPOA recognizes, each year, 14 (different) fallen officers. If anyone has contact information on relatives I am the keeper of fallen officer relative information. When events come up that honor our fallen officers we reach out to family/relative members when these events occur. I can be reached at blsmith@sandy.Utah.gov.

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