Patrolman James Hughes

Patrolman James Hughes

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, November 19, 1919

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James Hughes

Patrolman James Hughes and Patrolman John McIntyre were killed when their patrol boat capsized.

Patrolman Hughes and Patrolman McIntyre left Randall's Island on Patrol Boat #7 to patrol the Harlem River at approximately 1600 hours. At 1800 hours, a tugboat found the patrol boat overturned in the river near the 130th Street Bridge. The crew uprighted the boat and found that Patrolman Hughes had died. They were unable to locate Patrolman McIntyre, who was later found to have drowned when the boat overturned.

An investigation uncovered no witnesses to the incident, and it is not known what caused the patrol boat to overturn.

Patrolman Hughes was assigned to the Marine Division, the present day Harbor Patrol.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Boating accident

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Patrolman Hughes,
On today, the 96th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


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November 19, 2015

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