Police Officer Found Dead At Popular Hudson Valley Bar
A police officer was found dead on the patio of a popular Newburgh bar.
On Sunday around 11:00 a.m., City of Newburgh police were called to the outside patio of Billy Joe's Ribworks on Front Street in Newburgh for reports of an unresponsive body.
Arriving officers found a 36-year-old white man deceased from a single gunshot wound to the head, police say.
Following an investigation, the cause of death has been ruled a suicide, according to City of Newburgh police.
According to his obituary, Budney is from Rock Tavern and formally Cold Spring. He graduated from Haldane in 2000.
Budney was also a member of the North Highland Fire Department and was named a Fireman of the Year.
Our thoughts are with Budney's family and friends.
City of Newburgh police didn't respond to messages from Hudson Valley Post.
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