Police Officer Martez "Tez" Hughes

Police Officer Martez "Tez" Hughes

Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, November 19, 2020

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Martez "Tez" Hughes

Police Officer Martez Hughes died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while assigned to deliver meals as part of the city's Meals on Wheels program.

Officer Hughes had served with the Louisville Metro Police Department for 11 years and was assigned to the Sixth Division. He is survived by his wife, daughter, mother, and sister.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 3107

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
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Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

February 17, 2021

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