Lieutenant James E. Hughes

Lieutenant James E. Hughes

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, December 27, 1929

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James E. Hughes

Lieutenant James Hughes responded to a grocery store robbery at 10 Emmett Street and was interviewing victims inside when someone ran in and stated he had seen the three suspects on Centre Avenue.

Lieutenant Hughes overtook the subjects at the intersection of Centre Avenue and Francis Street. During the ensuing gun battle, Lieutenant Hughes was shot six times. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Passavant Hospital.

Lieutenant Hughes had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for 24 years.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Lt. Hughes.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 13, 2021

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