Patrolman Christopher J. Hughes

Patrolman Christopher J. Hughes

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 22, 1943

Christopher J. Hughes

Patrolman Christopher Hughes was shot and killed while attempting to arrest an armed railroad policeman on East 47th Street at 2330 hours.

Patrolman Hughes responded to a garage to make the arrest. As Patrolman Hughes attempted to take the suspect into custody, the suspect shot him twice in the leg and once in the left side. Patrolman Hughes was able to return fire and wound the suspect in the head.

Patrolman Hughes was transported to Midtown Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Patrolman Hughes was assigned to the 17th Precinct. He was survived by his mother.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 5968

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 21, 1943
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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RIP Chris


January 22, 2013

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