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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Officer Hughes was my great-grandfather. One of his daughters, Verna Hazel, was my grandmother. I know very little about the circumstances of his death or of his wife's (my great grandmother) family. I would appreciate any information about the Hughes family.

Meredith E. Gibbs

May 23, 2018

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