Trooper William E. Tucker
Pennsylvania State Police

Trooper Tucker is a 12-year veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police. He currently serves in Criminal Investigation at the York Barracks.

Trooper Tucker served in the United States Marine Corps from 1985 to 2001. Tucker served in the Persian Gulf War, and served on the Presidential security detail in Washington, DC. Tucker has received many military awards, including a Bronze Star. Tucker currently serves in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard under the Special Operations Command. Trooper Tucker is married with two children.

Trooper Tucker has received the 2005 Fraternal Order of Police Award for Valor, five DUI enforcement awards, and a Troop Commander's Letter of Commendation.

Trooper Tucker is a Little League baseball coach, and a Home School Cooperative Assistant.

For the first three months of 2005, Trooper Tucker served proudly with the Pennsylvania National Guard in Iraq, and continues to serve one weekend a month with his National Guard unit.

Shortly after his return to work, Trooper Tucker was assigned a case of stolen baby formula from the Shrewsbury Wal-Mart. Trooper Tucker was able to determine that the formula was being sold on the streets of Baltimore, and was able to identify a suspect. Trooper Tucker connected his case to a Southern Regional Police Department case where an officer was dragged by a vehicle while attempting to take the suspects into custody, and was able to bring two cases to a successful conclusion.

On June 1, 2005, Trooper Tucker took action while off-duty that saved the life of a distraught man threatening to jump from a bridge.

In July of 2005, Trooper Tucker was assigned the case of a convenience store robbery in 2004. Trooper Tucker developed a suspect, obtained statements and recovered firearms used in the robbery at the bottom of a lake.

On July 6, 2005, Trooper Tucker was assigned a burglary where a large coin collection had been stolen. Trooper Tucker developed a suspect, made an arrest and recovered nearly the entire $20,000 in stolen property.

On November 13, 2005, Trooper Tucker was assigned to investigate an incident where a stolen vehicle that was being pursued by City Police ran a red light, striking another vehicle, killing its driver. Trooper Tucker was able to identify the operator who was charged with several homicide-related charges.

These examples show the dedication that Trooper Tucker shows every day while serving the citizens of York County.

Nominated by: Lieutenant Patrick Gebhart, Pennsylvania State Police

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