Trooper Thomas F. Hudson

Trooper Thomas F. Hudson

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, November 26, 1985

Thomas F. Hudson

Trooper Hudson was killed when a tractor trailer struck the rear of his patrol car on I-87 in Saratoga. Trooper Hudson had stopped behind another disabled tractor trailer when the incident happened. The driver of the disabled vehicle was killed also.

Trooper Hudson had served with the New York State Police for 15 years and was assigned to Saratoga at the time.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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My dad was a NYS Trooper and talked about Trooper Hudson often while I was growing up and they were good friends. My dad said he was a musician and played guitar. I have the acoustic guitar that Trooper Hudson played when my dad was looking to buy one. Trooper Hudson played this guitar in the music store and told my dad that this is the one you should buy. My dad gave it to me over 10 years ago and I have cherished it ever since. I dont think I ever met him but I sure heard his name mentioned many times about what a great man he was. May you rest in peace Trooper Hudson and know that you are remembered and respected by my father and myself for as long as I shall live.

Andy Cole
Son of Thomas C Cole NYSP passed away 4/12/2014

March 27, 2016

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