Patrolman Daniel J. Hughes

Patrolman Daniel J. Hughes

Oakland Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, April 22, 1978

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Daniel J. Hughes

Patrolman Hughes succumbed to injuries sustained seven weeks earlier when he was assaulted during a call. He and several other officers had responded to a bar for a report of a brawl. As the officers attempted to break up the fight Patrolman Hughes was thrown to the ground by several people and repeatedly kicked in the face, abdomen and ribs. Patrolman Hughes was put under a doctor's care and died of his injuries almost two months later.

Patrolman Hughes had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 4, 1978
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 7, 2020

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