Patrolman Bennie A. Hudson

Photo of Patrolman Bennie A. Hudson
End of Watch: Thu, Nov 24th, 1960
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 4 months
Age: 22


He was survived by his wife.


Patrolman Hudson was shot and killed when he stopped a car occupied by three men for running a red light. Unbeknownst to Patrolman Hudson the three had just robbed a nearby restaurant. As he approached the car, one of the suspects opened fire hitting him in the chest and back five times. Patrolman Hudson's killer was captured near the scene. The other two suspects were apprehended at a later date.

All three suspects were convicted of Patrolman Hudson's murder and sentenced to life on February 11, 1961.

In addition to his police service Patrolman Hudson had served for three years in the United States Air Force.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Kansas City Police Department Patch
1125 Locust Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 234-5180


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