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Town Marshal Jeremiah Hughes | Easley Police Department, South Carolina Easley Police Department, South Carolina

Town Marshal

Jeremiah Hughes

Easley Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, June 23, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Executed in 1893

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Marshal Jeremiah Hughes was shot and killed at approximately 2200 hours after responding to a person reportedly being threatened. The man had been at a dance when he got into an argument with another man, who threatened to go home and retrieve a gun. The victim reported the incident to Marshal Hughes, who accompanied the man home. Marshal Hughes then sat on the man's front porch.

The suspect came to the home, and upon seeing Marshal Hughes on the front porch, mistakenly thought he was the original victim and opened fire with a shotgun. Marshal Hughes was struck in the back and died. One suspect was arrested at the scene but another fled to North Carolina. He was captured, returned to Easley, and hanged for the crime on October 7, 1892.

Marshal Hughes was survived by his wife and three children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 23, 2015


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