On-duty death of Hudson ISD officer caused by medical episode

The death of the Hudson ISD officer who was on duty at Bonner Elementary has been confirmed as medical-episode related.
Published: Aug. 21, 2023 at 3:09 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2023 at 6:15 PM CDT
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HUDSON, Texas (KTRE) - On Friday August 18, Hudson ISD officer Bryan Holley was performing his normal traffic duties at Bonner Elementary when he started feel unwell, and staff quickly noticed that he was having a medical emergency.

Hudson ISD Superintendent Donny Webb said they then jumped into action.

“At that point in time paramedics were contacted immediately, 911 was contacted, our staff just did a wonderful job of doing everything they possibly could to save him,” Webb said.

CPR and an AED were administered, but Holley died on the scene.

Now, Hudson ISD is remembering the impact that he had on the district, and the community.

“He had a uniqueness about him that allowed him to not only provide safety for our campus, but to provide that loving atmosphere. He was the elf on the shelf at Christmas time, he did things to build strong relationships with our kids,” Webb said.

Angelina County Sheriff Tom Selman said these relationships included more than just Hudson ISD.

“Officer Holley began his law enforcement career here with the county, anytime we lose someone like officer Holley it has a profound effect on all the other officers out there, it’s something difficult for us to deal with,” Selman said.

Webb explained what will happen going forward.

“We’ll never replace him, no one can fill those shoes, but we will indeed ensure that at the appropriate time that we will begin that search for another officer for that campus,” Webb said.

Officer Holley’s body was transported to Beaumont for an autopsy. The autopsy report has not yet been released to the public.


Hudson ISD officer dies on duty at Bonner Elementary