Chief of Police R. D. Hudson

Chief of Police R. D. Hudson

Toms Creek Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, August 8, 1901

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R. D. Hudson

Chief Hudson was shot and killed outside of the Wise County Courthouse while attempting to arrest a man who had been harassing a judge. The man had been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and had taken exception to the court proceedings.

After the court adjourned the man began following and harassing the judges, who in turn requested that Chief Hudson arrest him. During the ensuing struggle the man's 16-year-old son approached the two and shot Chief Hudson in the neck with a shotgun, killing him instantly.

The man and his son were both arrested at the scene.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Arrested

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your memory, service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 8, 2020

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