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Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00

The Police Department continues to mourn the death of one of their own, 42 year-old Woman Sergeant Kimari Tucker, who died on the morning of Tuesday, April 1.

On Saturday, March 28, she attended a reggae Concert at the ITVET Compound at which 2 Jamaican artists were scheduled to be the headline performers. While enjoying herself, she suffered a stroke and passed out amidst the other concert goers. She had to be rushed to the KHMH, where the doctors were able to resuscitate her, but by that time, the bleeding in her brain caused its higher functions to stop completely.

 Her family says that she was declared brain dead, and that she was being kept alive by ventilators and other machines. A few hours after the doctors recommended that it might be time to consider removing her from those machines and let nature take its course, Tucker’s organs started to fail. She passed away without having to force that difficult decision on them.

Funeral preparations are underway and it is expected that she will be buried on Saturday. Tucker is remembered for her exemplary service of 26 years as a police officer, and she leaves behind 3 children and a host of other relatives and friends. The police flags were flown on Tuesday at half-mast to note her passing.

 She was once the common-law wife of 58 year-old Russell Neal, who was gunned down and killed in his own home in August 2010. Before his death, Neal was the caretaker of the Lord Ridge Cemetery.