Fund set up to help retired Hudson police chief after serious accident
By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Hudson – Richard Braga, the former Hudson Chief of Police, was seriously injured and Joseph Rebello, the retired Kingston Chief of Police, was killed, in a motorcycle accident in Woodbury Vt. June 29.
Braga and Rebello were traveling with two other men when according to Vermont State Police, a 57-year-old Vermont man crossed the center-line of Route 14 in Woodbury and collided first with Braga and then Rebello. Rebello was pronounced dead at the scene while Braga was taken to a hospital in Burlington, Vt.
Hudson resident Jim Marcheterre managed to avoid the collision but still sustained severe but non-life threatening injuries and is in the same hospital as Braga. The fourth rider, John Gardner, was treated and later released.
The Hudson Police Association has established a fund to assist Braga with his recovery efforts. Anyone wishing to contribute can contact the Hudson Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union, 25 South Street Plaza, Suite 2, Hudson, MA, 01749 or call 978-562-7878 for more information.
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