South Bethany’s Hudson recieves police award


The South Bethany Police Department this week announced that Patrolman Nathan Hudson has been chosen as the recipient of the Crowe-McGrory Award.

Hudson was awarded the Crowe-McGrory on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Delaware Chapter Law Enforcement Day luncheon, hosted by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Chapter 54 in Wilmington.

The annual award was presented to four officers among those nominated who display outstanding dedication to duty, the public and their community. Hudson was the only Sussex County winner in this statewide program.

Hudson was nominated by the South Bethany PD because of his dedication to the community and his colleagues, as well as his love for his job. He joined the department on Feb. 11, 2015, after three years at the Frankford Police Department.

“In less than 10 months, Hudson has continued to exceed the expectations of our department and has proven to consistently be the top officer in traffic enforcement,” his nomination stated.

The Crowe-McGrory Award, named after co-sponsor James P. McGrory, has been presented by ASIS International for the past 25 years. McGrory passed away in June of 2005 at the age of 81. He retired from the University of Delaware security department after serving for 19 years and was a captain and troop commander of Delaware State Police Troop 6 in New Castle for 20 years. During World War II, he served in the U.S Army 3rd Infantry Division and earned a Purple Heart and a Combat Infantry Badge.