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Windermere police officer, son arrested in connection with U.S. Capitol breach

Former Windermere Police Officer Kevin Tuck. Photo: WPD
Former Windermere Police Officer Kevin Tuck. Photo: WPD

A Central Florida police officer and is son were arrested on federal charges Thursday in connection with the January 6th U.S. Capitol riot.

These two men bring the total arrested in Florida to at least 55.

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Former Windermere Police Officer Kevin Tuck. Photo: WPD[/caption]

Windermere police Officer Kevin A. Tuck, who is also a longtime Christian pastor, resigned from the force following his arrest.

His son Nathaniel A. Tuck, who is also charged, was a former police officer in nearby Apopka, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Windermere Police Chief David Ogden said in a statement that he is "disheartened" by the arrest.

He said the department "has worked tirelessly over the past eight years to build a reputation of serving with Honor, Integrity and Service to our residents and this arrest doesn’t reflect on the hard work of the men and women of the Windermere Police Department."

Another officer had reported Tuck's involvement and the department contacted the FBI on Jan. 11. At the time, the chief says Tuck denied entering the Capitol.

Now Ogden cites federal charges indicating Tuck did indeed enter and remain there.

The Tucks appeared in federal court in Orlando and were released on $25,000 signature bonds. The federal charging documents were not yet available.

Joe Byrnes came to Central Florida Public Media from the Ocala Star-Banner and The Gainesville Sun, where he worked as a reporter and editor for several years. Joe graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans and turned to journalism after teaching. He enjoys freshwater fishing and family gatherings.