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 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 served with the Oakland Police Department for eight years. He 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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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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