Chief of Police James Lee Hux

Chief of Police James Lee Hux

Leesburg Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, February 13, 1924

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James Lee Hux

Chief of Police James Hux was shot and killed while trying to locate a moonshine still in a swamp.

He was killed by a single shotgun blast to the back of his head.

The 18-year-old suspect was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Chief Hux had served with the Leesburg Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons.

Bio

  • Age 52
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to Life

alcohol violation, ambush

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Rest in peace Chief of Police Hux.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 11, 2019

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