Deputy Sheriff Tim Hudson

Deputy Sheriff Tim Hudson

Pecos County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, August 20, 1988

Add to My Heroes

Tim Hudson

Deputy Sheriff Tim Hudson was shot and killed while pursuing two robbery suspects along I-10.

The two suspects were cousins who had escaped from a Kansas prison. They were en route to Mexico when they stole $22.50 in gas from a station in Bakersfield, Texas. As he was attempting to pass them to stop them with a rolling road block, one of the suspects shot him with a .357 caliber handgun.

Both suspects were eventually apprehended. One was sentenced to death and the other was sentenced to life. The suspect who was sentenced to death was executed on May 16, 2007.

Deputy Hudson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII and had served with the Pecos County Sheriff's Department for 30 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son. He was due to retire in nine months.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 2007

vehicle pursuit, escapee

Most Recent Reflection

View all 30 Reflections

Tim Hudson was my Paw paw. I was 7 when we lost him, and had only met him when I was 3. I have fond memories of those few short years with my Paw paw. My dad who has now passed carried his memory his entire life and often told us stories about his dad. I continue to tell those stories as well as my memories with my children. Tim Hudson will no doubt, live in memories for many more generations to come. He was a man that has now taught generations about love and acceptance and how family comes in so many different forms. My dad and his sister were adopted, this love and acceptance lead to my dad’s love and acceptance of me, and I could t have hand picked a better dad. I owe that to Tim Hudson. My dad taught me about true, unconditional love, acceptance, and to be a non judgmental and non violent human. I owe the person that I have become to these men. Two men, lost entirely too soon, taught me so very much.

Sara Bix

March 20, 2022

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.