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Hero Down: Cambridge Police Officer Lawrence Hudson Dies Unexpectedly

Woburn, MA – Cambridge Police Department (CPD) Officer Lawrence “Larry” Hudson died unexpectedly at his home on March 14.

The 50-year-old officer was found unresponsive at his residence during the early morning hours, the CPD said in a press release the following day.

“It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the tragic passing of active Officer Lawrence Hudson,” the police department said. “The circumstances of his death are still being investigated at this time, but it is believed to be due to a medical issue.”

Officer Hudson graduated from the Lowell Police Academy in 1998 and spent the past 24 years serving the CPD’s Patrol Operations in various roles.

He received numerous commendations during his more than two decades of service, including the Commissioner Unit Ribbon Award, the William J. Carroll Letter of Commendation, and the Herbert Halliday Lifesaving Ribbon, according to the CPD.

Officer Hudson was also a U.S. Army and Massachusetts Army National Guard veteran who served multiple tours in Cuba, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

“I want to personally extend my deepest and sincerest condolences to Officer Hudson’s entire family, as well as all of his loved ones,” Cambridge Police Commissioner Christine Elow said in the press release.

“As we mourn his tragic and sudden loss, we are truly honored to have been given the opportunity and privilege to have worked alongside such a dedicated law enforcement and military veteran, who continuously demonstrated his courage, sacrifice and devotion by serving and protecting others,” Commissioner Elow added.

Officer Hudson leaves behind his siblings, as well as his nieces, nephews, and his great-niece, according to his obituary.

He was laid to rest on March 19.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Cambridge Police Department Officer Lawrence “Larry” Hudson, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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