By Tammy Moore Teague
On Tuesday morning the “Walking Veteran,” Thomas Hudson, took his cause to the streets of Fort Smith. He rallied support from the Fort Smith Police Department, Sebastian County Sheriff-Elect Hobe Runion and Mayor Sandy Sanders.
“We discussed the Fred Potter case,” stated Hudson. “Just about everyone I spoke with were veterans. I discussed upcoming events leading up to December 1 in Waldron. Furthermore, I discussed the four phases that Veterans March has established: awareness, assisting in investigative logistics, legislative reform, and removal from office Judge David H McCormick. They were all very attentive,” Hudson added.
Hudson has been extremely vocal and active in calling attention to the Potter case. He acknowledges that alone, he can only do so much, but when supporters unite, a lot more can be accomplished.
Hudson has been organizing another Walk in Solidarity, which will take place prior to the parade in Waldron on Saturday, December 1. The group also plans to participate in the parade itself with a patriotic themed float, “Star of Hope and Love.” There will be an awards ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. at the Waldron High School auditorium, followed by the walk at 2 p.m. The parade, which begins at 6 p.m., will end the day.
The next hearing in the Potter case is scheduled to be held in Scott County on December 3 at 9 a.m.