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Patrolman Daniel J. Hughes | Oakland Police Department, New Jersey Oakland Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman

Daniel J. Hughes

Oakland Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Saturday, April 22, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 3/4/1978

Weapon: Person

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Hughes succumbed to injuries sustained seven weeks earlier when he was assaulted during a call. He and several other officers had responded to a bar for a report of a brawl. As the officers attempted to break up the fight Patrolman Hughes was thrown to the ground by several people and repeatedly kicked in the face, abdomen and ribs. Patrolman Hughes was put under a doctor's care and died of his injuries almost two months later.

Patrolman Hughes had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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I was a young guy starting out -Ridgewood--and we all traveled the towns....I recall Officer Hughes passing/murder ( by my standard) ,and part because heinous nature

Families--- I hope some local ones view this and cognizant that when every officer starts his tour he has left behind a Family that Endurers a much greater level of anxiety, every single day ,than any other

Society should be reminded,DAILY that..." BLUE LIVES MATTER ! ''.......

THAT NARROW BLUE LINE IS WHAT PROTECTS US, THERE IS NOTHING ELSE

GRACIOUSLY AND GRATEFUL, MIKE SISSLER AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Michael Sissler,formerSr. VP Const. Co
citizen of our community
September 22, 2015

 

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