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 Hux was 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 and his body was found in a shack the next day.

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


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to Life

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Continue to rest in peace Chief, we will never forget....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

February 13, 2013

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