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Trooper Mart Hudson, Jr.

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, June 16, 1975

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Reflections for Trooper Mart Hudson, Jr.

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

Happy Birthday to my LONG LOST friend on this 13th. day of January, 2018. Save a place for me my dear Brother. I really miss you.

William A. Brown
Best Friends

January 13, 2018

42 years Mart. Long time - hard to fathom for sure. I still honor your life. If the world had your outlook on life along with your understanding of it, we would be at peace.

Miss you - Bill

Bill Brown
Best Friends

June 16, 2017

To my Best Friend:

Mart, the last time I saw you was 41 years ago on Saturday morning June 14, 1975 @ 7:30 A.M. I had not seen you for almost a year due to a dispute you and I had concerning a friend of ours. Out of the blue, there was a knock at my apartment door. I got out of bed, opened the door, and was STUNNED to see you standing there in full uniform.

I asked where in the hell did you come from. You told me that, on your way home from your overnight shift, you had a strange feeling that you really had to see me. You didn't know why, and I could have cared less because I was so happy to finally see you again.

We sat on the couch, talked of old times, partook of some old memories, and we had such a good time being together again.

After about 3 hours or so, you looked at your watch and told me you had to go home and get some sleep so you could serve your shift on Saturday night/Sunday morning. We made plans to get together again and then you left for home. I had a smile on my face that day no one could wipe off.

Little did I know that our 3 hour meeting would be our last. The next morning I sadly found out that you had been hit by a car and had suffered massive injuries.. STUNNED again that day as it sunk in that your injuries would be the end of your life and we would never see each other again. The hospital declared you dead on Monday, June 16.

To this day. I scrutinize and soul-search the cause of YOUR SUDDEN IDEA to see me one last time right before you left this Planet Earth forever. I also thank God for the out of nowhere force of nature that reunited us one last time!! It haunts me to this day. Spooky in the least. As you can tell, I miss you very much. You had an impact on the world Mart. Who could ask for more in a lifetime?

Today I am one year closer to our being reunited in spirit. I pray that it will work out that way.

Peace and love to you Mart!! YOU ARE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW YOU. 41 years is hard to believe as our memories are so fresh in my mind.

Bill Brown (Close Friends)

William A. Brown
Best Friends

June 16, 2016

Maybe it was tonight's full moon. For whatever reason tonight, I decided to research the name Mart Hudson. And I stumbled upon this website that I wasn't aware even existed. Now that im here, I feel compelled to share just a few words. I know Mart left an impression on everyone he met..because he left a deep impression on me. Mart is my oldest brother. Although I was only seven at the time of this unfortunate incident, I have vivid memories 40 years later of my brother as if they happened yesterday... such as waiting for him with my Mom at the long gone Hess gas station in Glen Burnie, where he got dropped off on weekends away from the Academy...riding in his forest green 396 Chevelle, his girlfriend Gail teaching me how to shift in the tan MG Midget..going to Nate's house and playing with his son Travis (and i believe there was a cat named Midnight, and someone had a dog named Jazz)..taking me to the Smithsonian for the first time.. playing with Max, his grey Weimaraner.. putting me to bed with AM 60 WCAO playing in the background... And I remember my Mom telling me he wasn't coming home anymore.. going with my Dad and brothers to empty his apartment in Eastport...sitting on Gail's lap during the funeral... my parents and I meeting Gov. Mandel and accepting his badge which I still treasure
Im touched by the outpouring of sentiment here; sometimes as years go by, you think you're the only one who remembers. I needed this to remind me im not. Thank you all. Mart was the best older brother a kid could have.

Roy Nealy
little brother

November 27, 2015

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

June 16, 2015

End of Watch: Monday, June 16, 1975 by, Nate Schwartzberg

As the saying goes-
“We were brothers from a different mother”-
Needless to say we were friends-
We were best friends.

Different racial backgrounds-
Different religious beliefs-
Different in every way imaginable-
We were best friends.

He was taller than me-
Handsome would be an understatement-
My weaknesses his strengths-
We were best friends.

If you saw him-
You saw me
We shared-
We were best friends.

Trips to places we should not have gone-
Music I never thought I would listen too-
A life I had only heard of-
We were best friends.

Did I say we were different-?
So different we should have disliked each other-
But we really were the same-
We were best friends.

Two lost souls-
Floundering misfits-
Looking for friendship-
We were best friends.

His family accepted me-
Mine accepted him-
We found a common bond-
We were best friends.

He, a black Christian-
Me, a white Jew
Why? I ask myself-
We were best friends.

The day he died-
I died-
Left without-
We were best friends.

His funeral was my end-
I sat and wept-
I could not leave him-
We were best friends.

I still weep when I think of him-
“He’s in a better place”-
So, they say-
We were best friends-
We are still best friends.

Best friend, Nathan Schwartzberg

February 24, 2015

Thinking of you today, the thirteenth, on your birthday. Miss you very much still after all these years, although that may soon be rectified.

Best friends.

January 13, 2015

It 's been 39 years Bro. Hope you don't mind driving around San Diego on the bumper of my car! People out here know of your loss and I wipe you off every time I take a ride. Sleep in peace Mart - no one could ask for a better friend than you. Contacted Dottie awhile back regarding you. I'm sure she as well as all of your myriad of friends are thinking of you today. Miss you brother - Bill

Bill Brown
best friends

June 16, 2014

I will be thinking of you, Mart, this Sunday, June 16th. on the sad 38th. anniversary of your tragic passing. God Bless my friend! Love you man!

William Brown
Best Friends

June 14, 2013

01/13/13 - Another birthday without you to share it with. Your bumper sticker honors you on my car. We'll see each other again - I know. My heart is still broken after all these years.

William Brown
Best Friends

January 12, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 21, 2012

Remembering you today on your birthday Mart.

Bill Brown
Best friend

January 13, 2012

It's been 36 years. Everyone who ever knew you has a special place in their heart for you Mart. Peace to your soul.

William Brown
Best Friend

June 15, 2011

It's been a very long time since we lost you. You were in our crazy teenaged/young adult lives but a brief time but made a HUGE impression on all of us who had the privilege of your friendship. As many of us celebrate our 40th high school reunion, you are remembered fondly as a member of the class of 1969. Your picture will be present as Gone but Not Forgotten. Rest in peace Mart and we will all meet again on the other side some day.

Jan Nunnally Conner

August 11, 2010

Rest in peace, take care of TFC Wesley Brown.

God bless you and your family.


June 16, 2010

This Wednesday, the 16th. marks 35 years since you were taken from us. I called Pikesville tonight and asked that they remember you at roll call tomorrow. Peace Mart - Love, Bill

William Brown
Best Friend

June 15, 2010

If memory serves me correctly, today, January, 13th., would have been your 60th. birthday. Of course as I age my memory isn't what it was. Anyways, Happy Birthday Mart!! - Bill

Bill Brown
Best Friend

January 13, 2010

Thank you Trooper Hudson.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

February 3, 2009

Mart, It's been a long 33 years since you and I were torn away from each other. I think of you often, lament your loss, and celebrate what we shared in the short time we had together. Our drive across the U.S.A. and back in two weeks left a mark on a country not used to seeing a black guy and white guy together like that. I remember at the hospital your mother telling the staff that I was your brother just before you passed away. The day will come when we will meet again. Until then, peace to you. Bill Brown

Bill Brown
His best friend and brother in soul

November 3, 2008


They dedicated the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge today, the old span where you were killed has been torn down. Your brother and his wife were there to carry on your memory and share the history of the fine man you were. It's been 33 years since your death, but your memory will live on.

A fellow Forestville Trooper

Maryland State Police

May 18, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 18, 2008

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

June 16, 2007

A Million Times

A million times we've needed you,
A million times we've cried.
If love alone could've saved you,
You would have never died.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place,
No one else could ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
Part of us went with you,
The day God took you home.

March 4, 2005

~~~ Living My Life Without You ~~~

Living my life without you, tell me what am I going to do?
Some days I feel like screaming --- tell me, am I still dreaming?

Living my life without you, tell me why am I so blue?
Some days life seems so unfair --- tell me, does anyone really care?

Living my life without you, tell me do you miss me too?
Some days I’d like to fly away --- tell me, what is heaven like each day?


January 25, 2005

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