Officer Thomas Sanford Hughes

Officer Thomas Sanford Hughes

Williamsport Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, September 5, 1906

Thomas Sanford Hughes

Officer Thomas Hughes died from pneumonia resulting from injuries received nine days earlier after responding to a fight at a local bar. Upon his arrival the crowd suddenly turned on Officer Hughes and assaulted him. His attackers were apprehended.

Officer Hughes had been with the agency for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Monday, August 27, 1906
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Apprehended

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My name is Lucille Evans. I am also the great-granddaughter of Officer Hughes. His story is exceptional. I live in Williamsport, Pa, his hometown. His portrait is on a building downtown and in 2015 a street was named in his honor. I have been searching for your side of the Hughes family, Meredith Gibbs. I have family pictures to share.

Lucille A. Evans

September 18, 2018

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