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Deputy Sheriff William Joseph Hudnall, Jr. | Kern County Sheriff's Department, California Kern County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

William Joseph Hudnall, Jr.

Kern County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 754

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to six years in prison

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Deputy William Hudnall was killed when his department SUV was struck head-on by a drunk driver on Highway 178 in Kern River Canyon.

The collision caused Deputy Hudnall's patrol car to plummet 100 feet down the canyon.

Deputy Hudnall was transported to Kern Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. A prisoner that Deputy Hudnall was transporting to jail was injured in the crash.

The drunk driver was charged with vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI and sentenced to six years in prison.

Deputy Hudnall had served with the Kern County Sheriff's Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife, four children, one grandson, two sisters, and his mother.

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are remembered and honored on the 11th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA
November 14, 2017


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