Martez Hughes

End of Watch: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Biographical Info

Age: 49

Tour of Duty: 11 years

Rank: Patrol Officer

Assignment: Sixth Division

Badge Number: 3107

Incident Details

Cause of Death: COVID-19

Date of Incident: Not available

Incident Location: Not available

Weapon Used: Not applicable

Suspect Info: Not applicable

Case Status: Not applicable

Martez Hughes


Officer Martez Hughes died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while assigned to deliver meals as part of the city's Meals on Wheels program.

Officer Hughes had served with the Louisville Metro Police Department for 11 years and was assigned to the Sixth Division. He is survived by his wife, daughter, mother, and sister.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.