Trooper Mart Hudson, Jr.

Trooper Mart Hudson, Jr.

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, June 16, 1975

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Mart Hudson, Jr.

Trooper Mart Hudson was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting a disabled motorist on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge near the Maryland - Virginia state line.

He was setting out flares behind the disabled vehicle when he was struck. The 17-year-old suspect, who fled, was arrested by Virginia officers minutes later. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, and DWI.

Trooper Hudson had served with the Maryland State Police for nine months. He was survived by his mother, stepfather, and fiancee.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Arrested

drunk driver, juvenile offender

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 16, 2020

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