Patrolman John G. Hough

Patrolman John G. Hough

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, December 3, 1940

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John G. Hough

Patrolman John Hough was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting a stranded motorist on US Route 52 in Scioto County. The drunk driver fled the scene after striking him. Patrolman Hough succumbed to his injuries 11 weeks later.

Patrolman Hough had served with the agency for 2.5 years.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge 4/42

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 19, 1940
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Try to drive by your stone every shift and pay my respects. My son now shares your patch as well and I hope you look out for him as he patrols.

Police Officer Nathan Nolte
Versailles Police Department

December 14, 2018

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