Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 22 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Convicted of homicide
Deputy Sheriff Bud Hewerdine was killed when the patrol car he was a passenger in was struck head-on by a drunk driver on State Route 130, seven miles south or Urbana.
The driver of the other car was convicted of reckless homicide and sentenced to serve four months at the Illinois Penal Farm, with two years probation.
Deputy Hewerdine had served with the Champaign County Sheriff's Department for 22 years. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, and two sons.