On patrol in Hudson, after recent gun violence

August 29, 2017 07:03 PM

HUDSON -- Officer Brent Rowe is going into his eleventh year with Hudson police.

These days, he is working long hours.

"The chief has put us on 12-hour shifts so we can overlap every shift and have double the manpower to put more officers on the road," said Officer Rowe.

"This is one of the problem areas on this street," he pointed out as we rode along with him around the city he knows well.

He's keeping an eye on problems areas more than ever, after a homicide one week ago and other recent gunfire that investigators believe is a result of an on-going dispute between rival factions-- targeted violence in targeted areas.

"When they fired on the one guy on 3rd Street, the officer was just driving down the road past there, so it's a little scary to think that they're going to have gun violence with police officers in sight," said Officer Rowe.

"Considering that they opened fire with an officer standing right there, what was it like for officers?" we wanted to know.

"You just got to revert back to your training.  Be safe.  Think about yourself, your partner. Don't put yourself in a difficult situation," said Officer Rowe.

Wednesday night, police did raids on State Street and they made arrests.  

But Officer Rowe showed us another, more prominent side to this city.

It's also a destination spot with high-end restaurants and shops that bring in crowds of visitors.  Families have made Hudson home for generations.  

Hudson can change from one street to the next.

"Hudson is a very safe city. You have a large diverse population, not only in business, but culture as well," said Officer Rowe.  "Most of the officers have a very good rapport with people on the street."

Police say their shooting investigation is still far from over.



Kumi Tucker

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