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 accident while on duty on Kellogg Avenue.

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

Patrolman Hughes was a Unites 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 Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motorcycle, vehicle pursuit

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman John W. Hughes of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 66 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 19, 2022

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