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Investigation into death of Hudson officer completed


LIVINGSTON, N.Y. – The investigation into a fatal accident that killed a Hudson officer has been completed.

William B. Wrigley, 35, was killed on January 24 when he lost control of the car before hitting a tree on County Route 19 in the Town of Livingston.

An autopsy revealed that Wrigley died from massive multiple traumatic injuries sustained from the accident.  A toxicology report indicated no findings of drugs, but did yield a blood/alcohol level of a 0.15.

The Hudson Police Department wished to add the following:

"We at the Hudson Police Department are saddened and disheartened by the news regarding Officer Wrigley.  As a Department we cannot condone drinking and driving, and believe that the police, in order to gain the public trust and confidence, need to operate above the law and set an example for the community.  That being said, Officer Wrigley made a mistake in operating his vehicle that morning, and he paid a heavy price for that mistake.  The totality of the circumstances are tragic, and for a while will deter from his greater legacy which included, fairness, kindness, and service to our city and country."

"This doesn't change how I feel about Bill Wrigley nor does it change that he was a great cop.  All this does is make it hurt a little bit more. Let's let the man rest," said The City of Hudson Police Commissioner Gary Graziano.

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