Clarkstown Police Officer Terrance McCrudden, known for his professionalism as a police officer and for his love of athletics, died Tuesday at White Plains Hospital after a battle with cancer. He was 48.
Officer McCrudden, a New City resident, was a town police officer since 1995. He had been assigned to patrol New City and he was a field training officer who helped new police officers learn their jobs.
An avid bicyclist and rugby player, Officer McCrudden was also known to friends and colleagues as a steadfast New York Rangers hockey fan.
"He will be very hard to replace at Clarkstown," said Clarkstown Police Officer John Hanchar, president of the Clarkstown PBA.
Officer McCrudden was a 1982 graduate of Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia and he attended the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. His brother, Christopher, is also a Clarkstown police officer.
Outside of work, Terrance McCrudden was known as a long-distance bicyclist and for his Rugby play. He was a member of the Rockland Rogues rugby team.
In his work, Hanchar said Officer McCrudden was very good at training new police officers and he was highly trusted by fellow police officers he worked with on the streets.
"He was a guy everyone got along with and respected," Hanchar said. "He was on a very even keel. He was a good police officer."
Arrangements are being handled by Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home, 321 S. Main St., New City. Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, with a funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine’s Church, 140 Maple Ave., New City, with burial in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Nanuet.