Lieutenant Tremain M. Hughes

Lieutenant Tremain M. Hughes

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 15, 1932

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Tremain M. Hughes

Lieutenant Tremain Hughes and Corporal Theopolis Gaines were killed when their state police airplane crashed in Madison County, New York.

The pilot, Lieutenant Hughes, was following a road when the plane struck an elm tree. The plane crashed and burst into flames. Lieutenant Hughes was trapped in the rear cockpit of the burning plane and Corporal Gaines was thrown from the plane and died instantly.
Lieutenant Hughes had been employed with the New York State Police for 14 years, and was Chief of the State Police Aviation Unit.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Lieutenant Tremain M. Hughes will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

February 28, 2021

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