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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Name of Former Sheriff Killed in Plane Crash to be Added to National Memorial

Joe Tucker

Pueblo, CO: Former Pueblo County Sheriff Joe E. Tucker’s devotion to duty, dedication to service and compassion for others was a trademark of his short tenure as Sheriff. Those traits also were factors that contributed to Tucker’s unfortunate and untimely death 70 years ago. Tucker died May 2, 1950, in the crash of a plane he was piloting after he agreed to transport a woman to her home in Minnesota after her husband was sentenced to prison. The plane went down in field near Greeley, Neb., in inclement weather.

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