County Policeman Bettiel L. Hughes

County Policeman Bettiel L. Hughes

Fulton County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, February 25, 1929

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Bettiel L. Hughes

County Policeman Bettiel Hughes was shot and killed as he and another county policeman attempted to investigate a suspicious person standing near a store on Peachtree Road, scene of a recent robbery.

When asked what he was doing there, the suspect produced a pistol and shot Policeman Hughes in the chest, killing him instantly. Policeman Hughes' partner returned fire killing the suspect.

The suspect had escaped from the Georgia State Insane Asylum at Milledgeville six months earlier.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Hughes,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fulton County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 25, 2019

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