Deputy Sheriff Joel Dean Hughes

Deputy Sheriff Joel Dean Hughes

Pickens County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, October 7, 1981

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Joel Dean Hughes

Deputy Hughes suffered a fatal heart attack while chasing a suspect.

Deputy Hughes had served with the agency for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge S-20

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

What beautiful reflections from your wife and son. You were an amazing man who is loved and missed.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 7, 2009

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