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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Trooper Hughes,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Virginia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

June 3, 2024

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