Hagar Tucker
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
N 32° 46.332 W 097° 20.860
14S E 654758 N 3627241
This marker, summarizing the biography of the first African American policeman in Fort Worth, stands next to his grave.
Waymark Code: WM3DBX
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 03/18/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
Views: 26

Texas Historical Commission Atlas data:
Marker Title: Hagar Tucker
Index Entry: Tucker, Hagar
Address: 701 Grand Ave
City: Fort Worth
County: Tarrant
Subject Codes: AA, OF
Year Marker Erected: 2007
Marker Location: Old Trinity Cemetery
Marker Size: 18" x 28"
Marker Number: 13913

Marker Text:
(1842-1892) Hagar Tucker was the first African American policeman in Fort Worth, notable in 1870s Texas. Born into slavery, he came here from Kentucky in 1857 and was emancipated in 1865. One of the first African Americans in the county registered to vote, he was appointed a "special policeman" in 1873, partly through influence of former master Wm. B. Tucker, then alderman. Hagar was the only black on the force, one of few until the 1950s. Paid separately from other police, he could only patrol black neighborhoods. He served a short time, later working other jobs and eventually returning to the Wm. B. Tucker household with his wife Amy and three daughters. Marker is the property of the State of Texas (2007)

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