Harold (Hal) Tucker


Harold (Hal) Tucket died on Oct. 18 in Santa Monica at age 91. He was a longtime Malibu resident and activist.

Tucker was born Dec. 2, 1912 in Seattle. He was an officer with the Santa Monica Police Department for 32 years, retiring with the rank of lieutenant in 1974. During his career he served with the Motorcycle Division, headed up the Juvenile Bureau, and served as a Watch Commander. He was awarded the Declaration of Merit from the Santa Monica Police Department.

Tucker contributed to the community through numerous organizations and clubs. He was a member of the Malibu Optimist Club and the Malibu Navy League, where he served as president for two years. He also volunteered at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church. Tucker supported the youth music programs in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. He was a member of the Santa Monica Police Officer’s Association, and he served as commodore for the Catalina Island Isthmus Yacht Club. In 1991, Tucker was recognized as the Malibu Volunteer of the Year.

Tucker is survived by his wife of 66 years, Sunnie Tucker, his three children, Ron, Steve, and Julie, four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made in Tucker’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association by calling 323.938.3379 or mail checks to: Alzheimer’s Association, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90036