LOGAN, W.Va. — The Logan Banner’s December 2015 Officer of the Month is Logan County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick D. Tucker.
Deputy Tucker has served with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department for approximately two years and also serves as a part-time officer with the City of Chapmanville.
Deputy Tucker was nominated for the officer of the month by Sheriff Sonya Dingess Porter and Chief Deputy M.A. Mayes based on several reasons:
First — Deputy Tucker is very proactive in the arrest of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and drug offenders. He will be receiving an award in December from the Governors Highway Safety Program for his active participation in DUI and drug related arrests as it relates to impaired driving. Deputy Tucker was also recognized at the annual banquet held at Glade Springs, W.Va., this past spring, by the Governors Highway Safety Program for his dedication to removing impaired drivers from the roadways in Logan County.
Second — Deputy Tucker can always be counted on to work at a minutes notice and is a team player. There have been numerous times that shifts have been low on manpower due to officers in training or someone has called in sick, but Deputy Tucker is always willing to work extra to help out the department. He is very active with the US 119 Drug Task Force due to his diligence in seeking out impaired drivers.
This past year, Deputy Tucker has participated in programs sponsored by the Governor’s Highway Safety, such as Target Red and other distracted driving patrols which focuses on the use of cell phones while driving.