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 Ohio State Highway Patrol 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

disabled motorist, DUI, hit-and-run

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman John G. Hough of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 3, 2022

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