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Game Protector Joseph McHugh | Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania

Game Protector

Joseph McHugh

Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, November 7, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/7/1915

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: Found not guilty at trial

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Game Protector Joseph McHugh was shot and killed while searching the woods for poachers in Carbon County. The suspect in the case told the police that he had accidentally shot Game Protector McHugh while unloading his shotgun.

The suspect was charged with murder and the district attorney was seeking the death penalty. The suspect was found not guilty at trial.

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Tragic loss of life! Your tragedy does not go unnoticed. RIP

@Julie Reed, I would like to speak to you further, regarding your relation to Joseph McHugh, please. Possible family connection. [email protected]

Michael J. Boyle
July 7, 2014

 

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