Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman James Edward Hughes

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, December 27, 1929

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Reflections for Patrolman James Edward Hughes

Rest in peace Lt. Hughes.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 13, 2021

On this actual 91st anniversary of your heroic death, I will reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 27, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 17, 2020

RIP Brother. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 12, 2015

Detective Hughes,

I stumbled upon the story of your End of Watch as I was searching for old news articles about the Pgh Bureau of Fire in back issues of The Pittsburgh Leader on microfilm in Carnegie Library. I had relatives living in Soho back then, including very near Emmet Street. From now on, I'll always remember you and how you protected us in Soho and in other parts of Pittsburgh. Thank you for your service

Rough Gal
living in Pittsburgh

October 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 27, 2011

Lieutenant Hughes - Sounds very much like you were "leading from the front", Sir. Thank you for your example of courage in the face of danger. Thanks, too, for your service to the people of Pittsburgh and the state of Pennsylvania. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

January 12, 2011



December 26, 2007

Remembering you along with all the others on 12-27 who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in Peace. You're not forgotten.


December 27, 2004

Rest in peace Patrolman Hughes... you are not forgotten

November 14, 2004

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