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. He was granted a conditional pardon on March 15, 1930, and a full pardon in 1939.

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


  • Age 52
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Pardoned in 1930

alcohol violation, ambush

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Chief Hux,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Leesburg.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 13, 2024

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