LAKE HALLIE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Lake Hallie police are mourning the loss of one of their officers. In a Facebook post yesterday, the police department shared that part-time officer, Michael ‘tony’ Hudson, died unexpectedly on January 21st at the age of 47.

Lake Hallie’s police chief says Hudson contracted COVID-19 weeks ago and was in the hospital when he died. Hudson was also a full-time social worker in Chippewa County The chief says Hudson was a mentor to the younger officers and a hard worker you could always rely on. A funeral will be held Saturday at Jacobs Well in Lake Hallie.