Chief of Police Opal J. Hughes

Chief of Police Opal J. Hughes

Alexandria Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, February 17, 1927

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Opal J. Hughes

Chief Opal Hughes was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant as a result of a domestic incident.

The suspect opened fire after the officers discovered a still inside the home. The following day, the offender responsible for Chief Hughes' murder was killed in town.

Chief Hughes had served with the Alexandria Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Killed

domestic, warrant

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92 years later and a reminder that you will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service and sacrifice, Chief Hughes.

Daniel S. Meltzer
Civilian supporter

" 'Bessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God' (Matt. 5:9)."

February 17, 2019

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