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Patrolman Arthur Hughes | Honea Path Police Department, South Carolina Honea Path Police Department, South Carolina

Patrolman

Arthur Hughes

Honea Path Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, August 28, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 12 years

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Officer Hughes was shot twice in the Town of Honea Path after a political gathering of candidates for county offices. The man who shot him had a grudge against Officer Hughes for interfering in his illegal liquor operation.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Officer Hughes was 29 years of age and the father of four.

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This was my great grandfather - wish I could have met him. Rest in Peace.

Anna Gilmore
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November 2, 2012

 

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