The Darby Borough Police Chief announced funeral services for slain Ofc. Mark Hudson, who was shot and killed by his girlfriend in his Delaware County home Saturday.
The 26-year-old part-time Darby Borough Police officer and volunteer Yeadon Borough firefighter will be laid to rest on Saturday, April 4, according to Darby Borough Police Chief Robert Smythe.
The viewing will take place at St. Joseph's Church, located at 500 Woodland Ave. in Collingdale, Pennsylvania, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., he said. Services will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Following the service, a motorcade, led by a fire truck carrying Hudson's body, will pass the Yeadon Fire House and the Darby Borough Police Station on its way to his burial site at Mount Zion Cemetery in Collingdale.
Hudson's 27-year-old girlfriend, Tyaina Finch, is facing murder charges for his shooting death, court records show. She is being held at the George Hill Correctional Facility.
"He was murdered, it's that simple," Smythe said. "When the facts come out, it might be more of an assassination than a murder."
Finch initially told authorities the shooting was accidental, but later changed her story and told authorities she acted in self-defense, police said.
The couple had a history of domestic disputes, including an incident last August which, police say, involved Finch grabbing an 8-inch kitchen knife and creaming at Hudson.
The 26-year-old man was a 4-year veteran of the Darby Borough Police Department. He worked there part-time and was soon to be recommended for full-time duty due to the quality of his work.
Hudson had also volunteered with the Yeadon Fire Company since he was 16-years-old.