Patrolman 1st Class Sean Hudson died June 17.
Milford Police Department spokesman Sgt. Robert Masten announced Tuesday the death of department Patrolman 1st Class Sean Aaron Hudson.
Masten said Hudson died Saturday, June 17.
The department declined to release any information on the circumstances of Hudson’s death, only to say his passing was unexpected.
Masten said services would be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24 at the Lighthouse Christian Center; visitation will begin at 10 a.m.
Interment will be in Barretts Chapel Cemetery, Frederica, Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial contributions to the Del-One Federal Credit Union c/o Parker Hudson Fund, 100 Credit Union Way, Milford, DE 19963.
Hudson’s obituary is as follows:
Sean Aaron Hudson of Milford, Delaware passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017, at his residence.
Mr. Hudson was born May 5, 1983, at Milford Memorial Hospital, son of Keith and Teresa Hudson.
After graduating in 2001 from Milford Senior High School, he attended Frostburg State University where he graduated with honors with a degree in computer science. While at Frostburg, Mr. Hudson became a founding brother of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.
He worked for Milford Parks and Recreation before being hired by the Harrington Police Department in 2010. He attended the Wilmington Police Academy graduating in August 2010 and was honored with an academic award for having achieved the second highest grades in his class.
In 2012, Harrington Police Department recognized him as Officer of the Year. Mr. Hudson left Harrington in 2016 to come back to his hometown and work for the Milford Police Department. In December 2016 he was recognized by Chief Kenneth Brown for his successful life-saving efforts in a heroin overdose situation, and on Feb. 14, 2017, was promoted to patrolman 1st class.
He 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.
Mr. Hudson loved the New York Yankees, the Washington Redskins, and was a big fan of the University of Wisconsin Badgers, which was close to his heart due to his grandfather being from Wisconsin. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
Mr. Hudson was preceded in death by his grandparents William and Corinne Kohel, Pete and Gertrude Hudson, and his special uncle and aunt Frank and Marilyn Jefferson.
He is survived by his loving wife Sara Hudson (Thomas) and his nine-month-old son Parker of whom he was extremely proud.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister and her husband, Megan and Eli Howard; two uncles, Mike Kohel and his wife Phyllis, and George “Sonny” Hudson and his wife Kay, all of Milford; an aunt, Cynthia Dukes and her husband Don of Lewes.
He also is survived by his mother-in-law, Debbie Handges; and his grandparents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Handges, all of Magnolia; his nieces and nephews, Sadie Howard, Laura Scott and Michael Scott; and his cousins, Kenneth Brown, Carol Mitchell, Kim Pierson, Jeff Kohel, Stacy Greenly-Teat, Melissa Dukes-Winsett and Donnie Dukes; along with many second cousins.