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MATHEWS COUNTY, Va. -- Police are investigating the shooting death of a recently retired Virginia State Police Master Trooper, found dead in Mathews County on Tuesday, August 5.

Emergency officials received calls at 1:30 p.m. about a gunshot victim in the 180 block of Ballast Point Road, in the Hudgins community. When they arrived, they found retired Master Trooper T.E. Hudson dead inside a camper on the property.

Master Trooper T.E. Hudson

Police said the 53-year-old was working as a part-time deputy with the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office. He had only recently retired from the Virginia State Police.

Officials said Hudson retired on Jan. 1, 2014, from the Virginia State Police after 26 years of service.  The trooper has been assigned to Area 33, which is part of the Chesapeake Division and includes Mathews and Middlesex counties.

Hudson’s body was taken to the medical examiner’s office in Richmond for an autopsy.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Chesapeake Field Office is conducting the ongoing investigation. The Mathews County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with the investigation.

Depend on and CBS 6 News for updates on this story. 



  • MourningFriend

    Wiseman, you are truly an idiot!!! Tommy was a great man and a well respected member of the community reaching outside of the county he lived in!!! He will be missed by so many of us and your ignorance is NOT appreciated!!

  • Russell

    There is no foul play being investigated;some 6days later .are we supposed to interpolate that this shooting was a suicide?

  • wiseman

    Mourningfriend since you claim you know the man so well answer the question that Russell ask. Mm mm something don’t seen right

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