Richmond Police Detective LaMonte Tucker dies suddenly

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Det. LaMonte Tucker (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The Richmond Police Department announced the “sudden passing” of Detective LaMonte Tucker. Tucker, 45, suffered a  heart attack, police posted on Facebook. He is survived by his wife and two children.

“Detective Tucker was a 16-year veteran of the Department, and most recently worked in the Youth and Family Crimes Unit,” the department posted. “He received numerous awards and commendations throughout his career highlighting his willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty.”

Police said Tucker was “especially noted for his extensive career in narcotics investigations and his work with the Gang Unit.”

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.