Lieutenant James O. Pugh

Lieutenant James O. Pugh

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Thursday, July 31, 1930

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James O. Pugh

Lieutenant Jimmie Pugh was killed in a motorcycle accident while searching for suspects in a robbery case.

He was returning from the northern part of Sedgwick County when he collided with a car. He was taken to the hospital, where his leg was amputated. He needed a blood transfusion a few days later but died after developing tetanus.

Lieutenant Pugh was a United States Army veteran and had served with the Wichita Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 20, 1930

motorcycle, patrol

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Rest in peace Lt. Pugh.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 20, 2020

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