Patrolman Arvil O. Hudson

Patrolman Arvil O. Hudson

Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, May 20, 1952

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Arvil O. Hudson

Patrolman Hudson was killed when his automobile skidded and crashed on a wet highway during a vehicle pursuit.

Patrolman Hudson and his partner were patrolling when a truck zoomed past heading recklessly in the opposite direction. He turned the car around and sped after it, hoping to pull the driver over before it caused an accident. It was a narrow and winding road, slick with rain. The driver of the truck, seeing the flashing lights, sped up to evade them. Focused on the speeding truck, he never saw the deep, rain-filled pothole. The impact jarred the car and he hit the brakes, which locked up on the slick pavement. The patrol car ran off the road and flipped several times. Patrolman Hudson was thrown from the car and killed instantly. The other officer was injured but alive. The truck sped off in the rain.

Patrolman Hudson was survived by his wife and two daughters, and three siblings.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 20, 2015

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