BPD Remembers: The women and men of the Boston Police Division bear in mind the service and sacrifice of Officer James D. Hughes who was killed within the line of responsibility on today 85 years in the past. Whereas strolling the beat in East Boston, Officer James Hughes was struck and killed by a motorized vehicle whereas crossing the road within the space of Bennington and Walley Streets on September 10, 1935.
Officer Hughes, a veteran of WWI, was 38-years-old on the time of his loss of life and had served for 10 years with the BPD. He was survived by his spouse, in addition to, his brother, Frank, who was additionally a Boston Police Officer.
Officer Hughes is buried on the Saint Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury. His identify is positioned on the Nationwide Regulation Enforcement Memorial in addition to the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Regulation Enforcement Memorial positioned on the grounds of the Massachusetts State Home in Boston.
A Hero Signal has been positioned in his honor on the intersection of Bennington and Walley Streets in East Boston.