Officer Frank J. TuckerDied on June 16, 1904
Provo Police Department
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.