Mark Derek HUDSON
( late of Mt Annan )
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 19989
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 4 December 1981
Constable 1st Class – appointed 4 December 1986
Senior Constable with many stints as relieving Sergeant between 1990 – 2008.
Retired ( Medical discharge – Chronic PTSD – HOD )
Stations: No. ( Division ), Burwood, Five Dock, NSW Police Prosecutors, Highway Patrol No 9 Division, Highway Patrol Bankstown / Campsie Patrols, Crime Stoppers Unit, Police Media Unit, Highway Patrol – Mid West / Endeavour Regions ( including Five Dock & Petersham ), Traffic Camera Unit and Traffic Services.
Service: From 14 September 1981 to 21 August 2008 = 26+ years Service
Awards: 22 November 1991 – COP Commendation for Courage: Awarded Commissioner’s Commendation – Courageous resolution of a suicide attempt by an armed, disturbed man at Gladesville Hospital.
National Medal – granted 28 August 1997
NSW Police Medal & 2nd Clasp for NSW Police Medal – granted 30 June 2004
1st Clasp to the National Medal – granted 17 May 2007
3rd Clasp for NSW Police Medal – granted 11 February 2009 ( posthumously )
Assistant Commissioner Award ( Traffic ) for outstanding service to the people of NSW in contribution to the reduction of road toll and other Traffic Services as a NSW Highway Patrol Officer.
Born: 30 April 1957
Died on: Saturday 3 July 2010
Cause: Cancer – Brain ( right side ) Grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme ( Diagnosed in October 2009 )
Funeral date: Wednesday 7 July 2010 @ 10.30am
Funeral location: St Paul’s Catholic Church,
cnr John & Mitchell St’s, Camden
Buried at: Sydney Catholic Garden Cemetery, Western Rd, Kemps Creek
Lawn Grave: St Andrew area: R47: # 5
GPS: -33.89627130390685, 150.77976189912795
[alert_pink]MARK IS mentioned on the Sydney Police Centre Memorial Wall[/alert_pink] * Added to Wall on Wednesday 26 September 2018
30.4.1957 – 3.7.2010
Beloved husband of Brigid
Loving dad of Jack
To the world he was but one
To us he was the world