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Hudson Police Department intern Vincent Rudesill yells in pain while demonstrating the effect of being shocked by a Taser. Police Explorer Scout Jordan Kirchoff, left, and Patrol Officer Jeremy Johnson hold onto Rudesill as he received 50,000 volts of current for five seconds. “It’s not just pain compliance. Basically, your muscles seize up,” explained Patrol Officer John Worden, who led the demonstration.

A big 'Night Out' in Lakefront Park

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The Hudson Police Department organized a citywide event for National Night Out this year. And judging from the number of people who attended the activities in Lakefront Park the evening of Aug. 5, the new format was well-received.


Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen estimated the attendance at 300 to 350 people.

Jensen said Det. Traci Hall deserves the credit for coordinating the event.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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