Paul Frederick Hughes

October 14, 1951October 21, 2018
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Paul F. Hughes, age 67, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Methodist Hospital in Sugarland Texas after battling cancer. He was born October 14, 1951, in Houston, Texas to Jack and Eugenia Hughes. He graduated San Jacinto High School, went on to receive his Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice Management, as well as Adjunct Professor from La Salle University. He is a graduate the FBI National Academy 153rd Session, and in 2004 recieved his PhD. Paul was a Master Mason, and had a very successful career of 40+ yrs in law enforcement during which he achieved many certifications including his Master Peace Officer, Instructor and SWAT before retiring as Chief of Police. Later Paul went on to receive recognition for meritorious service for his efforts while with United States Army Core of Engineers Multi-National Force, Baghdad, Iraq and received his accreditation as a Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Joan, and two wonderful children Phillip and Jennifer both of whom made him proud when they chose to follow in his footsteps as Police Officers. Paul had several grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he cherished, and loved spending time with.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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Falyn Reel

October 30, 2018

I grew up with a great respect for police officers, because of my daddy's big brother. I have very few memories of Uncle Paul, as we lived pretty far away from him and his family, but one more recent one stands out for me...

It was a few years ago that my dad was flying in to visit for Christmas and Uncle Paul had mentioned heading some sort of terrorist task force type thing. We were having Christmas at my mom's brothers house, so dad flew in through Hobby. When he got in, he was flagged as a person of suspicion (weird because my dad follows all the rules and even drives 5 miles under the speed limit)... So he's pulled aside and given the whole questioning and full search shebang. Turns out, big brother was working his cool, latest job based out of Hobby and totally pranked his baby brother for Christmas, lol.
I know, it's not the most honorable or the best story, but I've always loved that even as grown ass men, they could still play like regular brothers. Uncle Paul's sense of humor was similar to my dad's, and even though our families have never been close, I thought it was cool that there was still that familial tie.

Rob Nentwich

October 30, 2018

Paul has always been not only like a father, but a great friend to me. He has stood beside me through some of my worst moments in life. He was a great father in law. The best a man could ask for. The best grandfather a child could have. He was a man to look up to and a very honest man. Hot Rod I will truly miss our talks and your advice. I will really miss you very much.

Kimberly Smith

October 29, 2018

Paul was such a kind and caring man. I'll admit that I was a bit scared of him at first, but once his kindness gleamed through - I was treated like family. I will miss Paul very much and I have a few memories that I will never forget. Rest in peace, with no pain, Paul ... you deserve the very best. I will help Jen as much as I can. She is strong and you have taught her well!!

Melissa Lindsey

October 29, 2018

Mr. Hughes was an amazing man and father. I grew up with Jennifer and she became one of my best childhood friends. I spent many nights at her house and with her family. I send my deepest thoughts and prayers for his family. I wish I could have been there more, but God took me in a different direction and we lost touch. I love you guys and send my deepest condolences.

Linda Kienzle

October 29, 2018

Thank you Paul, for the countless hours you spent in the City of Stagecoach. Your diligence and attention to the details assisted in keeping Stagecoach one of the safest communities in Texas. Your wisdom and friendship will be missed by all. -Linda Kienzle & Bill Berger

Bob Stinnett

October 27, 2018

Flags at half mass on the Bella Donna in rememberance of our friend Paul.

Michael Wethington

October 26, 2018

To sum up Paul Hughes..Very simply the most intelligent man I every knew. A good man..A friend....

Roger Swaney

October 25, 2018

Paul will be sorely missed, our small group of Police escorts all looked up to Paul, some looked up to him as a Father figure. Paul could always be called upon for advice or a wealth of information. He is one of the toughest men I know. No matter the weather, temperature, the size of the load, or the distance it was traveling , I could depend on Paul. He never complained and never said NO. Always requested by the Trucking Companies. I will always remember you Paul and will bring you up in our safety meetings often prior to doing the deed. ( Road Hog, Hand Signals, etc...etc..)

Deputy Roger Swaney
Harris County Sheriff’s Solo Unit
Traffic Control & Safety Services

Sharon and Archie McClure

October 25, 2018

Paul wore many hats. He was friend, golf instructor, construction expert, master gardener, historian, barn setter, drive by waver, sweat lodge aficionado, but most of all Caretaker for everyone, one person at a time or as a city. My favorite advice from him was:”If all goes bad, head to Galveston Island and then Blow the Bridge!” Love that man.

Mark Hastings

October 25, 2018

I was lucky enough to be Paul's insurance agent for 28 years. Paul was always great to work with and made you feel like part of his inner circle when we talked. Kind of a man's man but in a really caring way. Really going to miss those talks Paul.