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Town Marshal L. C. Hughes | Mill Creek Police Department, Oklahoma Mill Creek Police Department, Oklahoma

Town Marshal

L. C. Hughes

Mill Creek Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Sunday, November 20, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 11/19/1904

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Town Marshal L.C. Hughes was accidentally shot and killed by his deputy while attempting to arrest several men who were drunk and riding around town on horseback.

As Marshal Hughes, his deputy, and a Deputy United States Marshal approached the men the deputy stumbled and his gun discharged, striking Marshal Hughes in the back.

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Marshal Hughes,
It has taken over 105 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mill Creek.

R.I.P.
USBP

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May 4, 2009

 

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