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Chief of Police James Lee Hux | Leesburg Police Department, Florida Leesburg Police Department, Florida

Chief of Police

James Lee Hux

Leesburg Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 13, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to Life

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Chief Hux was killed while trying to locate a moonshine still in a swamp. He was killed by a single shotgun blast to the back of his head and his body was found in a shack the next day.

The 18-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

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Continue to rest in peace Chief, we will never forget....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
February 13, 2013

 

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