This video was prepared for the 2005 Wistar Gala, held in honor of Kevin M. Tucker. At the time, Tucker had just stepped down as chair of Wistar's board of managers.
The introduction to the event's tribute book read:
The hundreds of admirers here this evening to honor Kevin Tucker represent thousands whose lives he has touched.
Kevin, as Police Commissioner, brought community policing to long forsaken neighbors and disenfranchised citizens through his innovations within the department.
As President of the Philadelphia Police Athletic League, thousands of boys and girls benefited from his leadership of the city's largest youth organization. In recognition of his concern for the kids, a PAL center is named for Kevin.
We know of Kevin's tenure with the United States Secret Service and his special assignment to protect the Kennedy family, but his most far-reaching duties are still stamped "top secret".
His concern for the health and welfare of young people was evident in his work as founding Chairman of the Board of the Corporate Alliance for Drug Education.
The mysteries of human diseases that The Wistar Institute's scientists are solving will change the lives of future generations. Kevin has been the guiding force on Wistar's Board of Managers for more than seven years.
These are only some of the activities that reflect Kevin's influence on an infinite number of people. And tonight we also admire and honor Kevin for the very personal impact he has had on each one of us.
Kevin Tucker, with his humor, dedication, commitment and courage, is indeed a role model and inspiration for all of us - his devoted friends.
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