In a heart-wrenching incident in Troy, an off-duty Missouri deputy, Steven Tucker, lost his life on Saturday evening after a suspected drunk driver struck his motorcycle.
Steven Tucker, a 60-year-old resident of Troy, Missouri, had recently joined the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office earlier this year, making his untimely death even more devastating.
The fatal accident occurred at approximately 7:25 p.m. when Tucker rode his beloved Harley-Davidson along a quiet two-lane road. The tranquility was shattered when a car suddenly swerved across the center line, colliding head-on with Steven Tucker’s motorcycle. According to US News, the impact proved catastrophic, leading to fatal injuries for the dedicated deputy.
The driver of the car, a 35-year-old individual, suffered severe injuries and was promptly transported to a nearby hospital for urgent medical attention. Authorities suspect that alcohol may have played a role in the incident. However, as of Sunday, no arrests have been made. The investigation is currently underway, led by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
In the wake of this tragic loss, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office expressed their profound grief and issued a heartfelt reminder to the public through a Facebook post. They urged everyone to exercise responsibility by never operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, emphasizing the potentially devastating consequences of such reckless behavior.
As the community mourns the untimely passing of Deputy Steven Tucker, they remember him as a dedicated law enforcement officer whose life was cut short far too soon.