Milford, DE - Milford Patrolman First Class Sean Hudson, age 34, 'passed away unexpectedly' Saturday, June 17, according to a statement from the Milford Police Department.
The circumstances behind his death are not clear and are under investigation at this time.
In a statement, Sergeant Robert Masten, a spokesman for the Milford Police Department, said "there will be no further correspondence about this unfortunate matter." He thanked the community for its support, and asked for prayers for the officer's family, according to Delaware1059.
Officer Sean Hudson was a seven-year veteran of law enforcement, having graduated from the Wilmington Police Academy in August, 2010; he received an academic award for having the second highest grades in the class. He worked for the Harrington Police Department after graduation from the academy, and received the 'Officer of the Year' award in 2012.
In 2016, Officer Hudson left the HPD and became a Milford Police Officer. He was recognized in December, 2016, by Milford Police Chief Kenneth Brown for 'his successful life saving efforts in a heroin overdose situation,' and was promoted to Patrolman First Class on February 14, 2017.
Patrolman First Class Hudson was a member of 'the NRA, Bridgeville Rifle and Pistol Club, Southern Sportsman Association, General Teamsters Local 326, and an associate member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police'.
Officer Sean Hudson is survived by his wife Sara, his nine-month-old son Parker, and many family members, including his father, retired Milford Police Chief Keith Hudson.
In a statement, Harrington Police Chief Norman Barlow said, "Officer Hudson worked with me for the past six years, he was a great officer, and our men and woman of this department are saddened to hear the loss of him. We're still trying to pick up and put pieces together, he was a big part of our family."
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Milford Patrolman First Class Sean Hudson, both blood and blue. Godspeed, sir, we will take the watch from here. Thank you for your service.