Officer Martez "Tez" Hughes

Photo of Officer Martez "Tez" Hughes
End of Watch: Thu, Nov 19th, 2020
Date of Incident: Thu, Nov 19th, 2020
Cause of Death: Duty-Related Illness
Service Time: 11 years
Age: 49


His wife, Sherry; daughter, Isabella; mother, Mary; and sister, Pamela Anderson (Walter)


Officer Hughes died of a heart attack while playing tennis off-duty.

Unbeknownst to Officer Hughes, he had contracted COVID-19 while temporarily assigned to assist the City's Meals on Wheels Program. The illness caused complications that led to the heart attack.


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633 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 574-7111


There are 2 tributes for Officer Martez "Tez" Hughes.

Officer Martez "Tez" Hughes
Left by Renee on Sunday, November 7th, 2021

Thank you for your service, sir.  Rest In Peace.  Forever a hero.