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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Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 7, 2020

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