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Patrolman Christopher J. Hughes | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Christopher J. Hughes

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, January 22, 1943

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # 5968

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/21/1943

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and wounded

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Officer Christopher Hughes was shot and killed while attempting to arrest an armed railroad policeman on East 47th Street at 2330 hours.

The railroad policeman was off duty and causing at a garage. During the arrest the suspect shot Officer Hughes twice in the leg and once in the left side. Officer Hughes was able to return fire and wound the suspect in the head. Officer Hughes was transported to Midtown Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Officer Hughes was assigned to the 17th Precinct. He was survived by his mother.

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RIP Chris

TPF/SCU
NYPD
January 22, 2013

 

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