Patrolman Daniel J. Hughes

Patrolman Daniel J. Hughes

Oakland Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, April 22, 1978

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.

Bio

  • 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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Back in those days OPD was a corrupt and heavy handed department under Chief H and Ptl H. Several officers were above all of that like Ptl Augustitus, Ptl Potito and ESPECIALLY Ptl Hughes. A fine person and excellent patrolman this man was an inspiration to the community. I remember him well and the people who were involved should have gotten the chair IMO.

Dan D
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March 31, 2018

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