LIVINGSTON, N.Y. -- A Hudson Police officer was killed in a one-car crash Friday morning.
Police say the vehicle travelling on County Route 19 when, for unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the car before hitting a tree. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
The car was badly damaged and officials say William B. Wrigley, 35, died at the scene.
Officer Wrigley was an 11 year member of the Hudson Police Department. He was a member of the Department's Bike Patrol and Honor Guard, a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his mother, father and brother.
"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 City's numerous parades and events. He was a brave officer who put his own safety at risk numerous times for our citizens. He served well," said Chief Moore.
"I would like to extend my condolences to the Family, Friends, and law enforcement community of the City of Hudson, on the unexpected and untimely death of Hudson City Police officer William Wrigley. As we honor the life of William Wrigley we also acknowledge and honor his service representing the City of Hudson residents in the capacity of Police Officer protecting the Lives and property of all he served. Officer Wrigley will be remembered for all he gave to community and his fellow man," said City of Hudson Mayor William H. Hallenbeck Jr.