Patrolman Arthur Hughes

Patrolman Arthur Hughes

Honea Path Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, August 28, 1920

Arthur Hughes

Officer Hughes was shot twice in the Town of Honea Path after a political gathering of candidates for county offices. The man who shot him had a grudge against Officer Hughes for interfering in his illegal liquor operation.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Officer Hughes was 29 years of age and the father of four.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 12 years

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This was my great grandfather - wish I could have met him. Rest in Peace.

Anna Gilmore

November 2, 2012

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