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Hudson Police Officer Mark Crimmins recently retired after close to 30 years with the department. He spent 10 years of that time as the school police liaison officer for the Hudson School District where he got the nickname “sweater cop,” an homage to the serious collection of sweaters he wore to school most days. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Meg Heaton)

'Sweater cop' hangs it up

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Hudson Police Officer Mark Crimmins finished his career with the Hudson Police Department on Jan. 31 after close to 30 years.

He joined the department part-time in 1980 and became a full-time member of the department in 1985. He is a hometown boy having graduated from Hudson High School in 1978. Crimmins, 54, attended UW-River Falls, earning a degree in sociology. He and his wife Cindy have been married since 1983 and they have two adult children, Katie and Kevin.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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