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Hudson Police officer killed in crash

LIVINGSTON -- A Hudson Police officer was killed in a single-car crash on Route 19 early Friday morning.

William Wrigley was an 11-year veteran of the force. Authorities say he was driving on Route 19 near Route 9 just after 5 a.m. when the crash happened.

Police say the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Hudson Police released the following statement about their colleague:

Officer William B. Wrigley was an 11 year member of the Hudson Police Department. He had a distinguished career, marked by numerous citations for bravery and exemplary duty. Officer Wrigley was a member of the Departments Bike Patrol and Honor Guard.  He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his mother, father and brother, all local residents.

Our small department is reeling from this loss. Our Officers are very close, like family. Officer Wrigley was a large man, both in stature  and heart. He took particular delight in working with children during our bike rodeos, and always volunteered for the Citys numerous parades and events. He was a brave officer who put his own safety at risk numerous times for our citizens. He served well.

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