Prison Guard Ernest B. Hux

Prison Guard Ernest B. Hux

North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, August 30, 1934

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Ernest B. Hux

Guard Ernest Hux was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow guard during an attempted break for freedom by five convicts at the Caledonia Prison Farm in Halifax County.

The convicts overpowered Guard Hux, disarmed him, commandeered a guard's car, and with Guard Hux held hostage started to flee. Two fellow guards gave pursuit and in an ensuing gun battle Guard Hux was struck in the head by a load of buck-shot fired by one of the guards. All five convicts surrendered and were taken into custody.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Gone, but not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 30, 2018

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