Officer Thomas Sanford Hughes

Officer Thomas Sanford Hughes

Williamsport Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, September 5, 1906

Thomas Sanford Hughes

Officer Thomas Hughes died from pneumonia resulting from injuries received nine days earlier after responding to a fight at a local bar. Upon his arrival the crowd suddenly turned on Officer Hughes and assaulted him. His attackers were apprehended.

Officer Hughes had been with the agency for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Monday, August 27, 1906
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Apprehended

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 107th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 28, 2013

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