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Officer Thomas Sanford Hughes | Williamsport Police Department, Pennsylvania Williamsport Police Department, Pennsylvania

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Thomas Sanford Hughes

Williamsport Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 5, 1906

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 8/27/1906

Weapon: Person

Offender: Apprehended

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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.

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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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