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 Daniel Hughes was on his way home after finishing his shift when he was thrown from his motorcycle when he hit a rock at Franklin Avenue and Ramapo Valley Road. He managed to pick the motorcycle up and went home. Later, at home, he complained he was not feeling well and was taken to a hospital. He died a few minutes after his arrival. An autopsy was ordered to determine the cause of death. His cause of death was from the accident but the reason was not made public.

Patrolman Hughes had served with the Oakland Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Friday, April 21, 1978

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On this actual anniversary of your death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement family will always remember. Rest in peace always.

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

April 22, 2021

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