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Police Officer Thomas D. Hudson | Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas

Police Officer

Thomas D. Hudson

Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Thursday, August 19, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Hudson was shot and killed when he surprised a man at approximately 0200 hours robbing a cafe on West Ninth Street. Officer Hudson ordered the man to stop and to put his hands up. Instead the man opened fire, striking Officer Hudson. Officer Hudson returned fire killing the suspect. He succumbed to his injuries approximately three hours later.

Officer Hudson was a US Army veteran and was the first black Little Rock officer to be killed in the line of duty.

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Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock
August 20, 2017


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