Patrolman John W. Hughes

Patrolman John W. Hughes

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, June 19, 1948

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John W. Hughes

Patrolman John Hughes was killed in a motorcycle crash while on duty on Kellogg Avenue in Cincinnati.

The investigation revealed he had been chasing a speeder and crashed into a taxicab. He died from a fractured skull and a crushed pelvis.

Patrolman Hughes was a United States Army World War II veteran who served with the Cincinnati Police Department for 5.5 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.

He is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge 366
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motorcycle, vehicle pursuit, motor officer

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Patrolman Hughes,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army as a member of the 24th “Victory” Infantry Division in the Pacific fighting the Japanese during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 19, 2023

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