Trooper James Read Hughes

Trooper James Read Hughes

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, June 3, 1974

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James Read Hughes

Trooper James Hughes was struck and killed by a tractor trailer during a traffic stop on I-95 near Lorton, in Fairfax County.

He was speaking with the driver of the vehicle he had stopped when a tractor trailer struck him and the vehicle. The driver of the truck was arrested and charged with manslaughter and reckless driving.

Trooper Hughes was working on his day off and was not being paid at the time of the accident. He had served with the Virginia State Police for three years.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 3, 2015

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