Deputy Sheriff William Ricky Hudson

Deputy Sheriff William Ricky Hudson

Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, February 22, 1990

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William Ricky Hudson

Deputy William Hudson was killed in an accident resulting from a vehicle pursuit.

Deputy Hudson was pursuing a shooting suspect at 1:13 am. He was attempting to stop at an intersection when his patrol car skidded 26 feet into a tractor-trailer. The vehicle being pursued did not contain the shooting suspect that officers believed they were chasing.

The suspect, however, was apprehended the next day. The man committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell two weeks after his guilty plea.

Deputy Hudson had served with the Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office for over five years. He was survived by his wife, four children, and parents.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Committed suicide

vehicle pursuit

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Ricky, You have been gone for 32 years, your age when you went to heaven! I still miss you as much today as I always have. You are my brother and partner in crime! As you big sister, I’d love to be able to talk with you and have a little brother to confide in. I know you are having a wonderful time with our family and especially with Randi. I will love you always and look forward to meeting you in heaven, when my time comes! Tell the family hello and see you later!

Debbie Browning

February 22, 2023

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