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Hudson officer remembered during wake, funeral service announced

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Updated: 1/27 5:37 pm

HUDSON, N.Y. -- Funeral services have been announced for a Hudson police officer killed in a car crash early Friday morning. 

Officer William Wrigley was driving in Livingston when his car went off the road and hit a tree. The 35-year old was an 11 year veteran of the Hudson Police Department.

Dozens gathered outside the Raymond Bond Funeral Home to pay their last respects to Officer William Wrigley. Those that worked with Wrigley say it's a huge loss to their police department and community.

Hudson Police Chief Edward Moore said Wrigley was known for his sense of humor and compassion, valuable assets when it comes to fighting crime. 

Authorities say Wrigley died early Friday morning when he was driving alone in his hometown of Livingston while off duty. They say he veered off the road and hit a tree. While authorities continue to investigate the exact cause, the small department he proudly served on in now in mourning.

Calling hours are scheduled for Monday afternoon at the Raymond Bond Funeral Home in Valatie. Funeral services are set for Tuesday morning at Saint Mary's Church in Hudson. City offices will be closed so people can attend services.

City offices and departments in Hudson are closed on Monday. The mayor said he wants to give anyone who wants to attend Wrigley's funeral the chance to.

memorial for Wrigley was held over the weekend.  

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