Patrolman John W. Hughes

Patrolman John W. Hughes

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, June 19, 1948

John W. Hughes

Patrolman John Hughes was killed in a motorcycle accident while on duty on Kellogg Avenue. The investigation revealed he had been chasing a speeder and crashed into a taxicab and died from a fractured skull and crushed pelvis.

Patrolman Hughes had served with the agency for 5.5 years and had previously served with the United States Military during World War II. He was survived by his wife and is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman John W. Hughes of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

June 19, 2018

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