Chief of Police
Opal J. Hughes
Alexandria Police Department
Thursday, February 17, 1927

Age: 32
Served: 1 year
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 39W, Line 12
Panel L23, Line 3

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, February 17, 1927

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:

Incident County:
Madison
Incident Township:
Monroe
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Info:
Killed
Burial Location:
IOOF Cemetery, Alexandria

   Chief Opal Hughes was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant as a result of a domestic incident.

   The suspect opened fire after the officers discovered a still inside the home. The following day, the offender who shot Chief Hughes was killed in town.

   Chief Hughes was survived by his wife.