Kane County Sheriff K9 “Hudson” Killed While Apprehending Armed Suspect in Geneva

There was a police chase today that ended in Geneva, and unfortunately two lives were lost. One was the suspect and the other was Hudson, a Kane County Sheriff’s K9 who was deployed to help apprehend the suspect.

According to Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain during a press conference today, which you can watch above, sheriff’s deputies perused a car that was involved in a carjacking and a chase ensued. That chase ended near the intersection of Randall and Fabyan in Geneva. The offender got out of the car and displayed a handgun. Deputies then released Hudson the Dutch Sheppard. Gun fire was exchanged. The offender, as well as Hudson, were both killed.

Sheriff Hain expressed the emotion of losing their K9 companion, “This is a big loss for us. [Hudson] is an absolute hero today. The handler is devastated. We all are. I was a former K9 handler. We have a very large K9 unit, the largest outside of Cook County. It’s a very close knit family. This is a big loss for us. He was a good dog.”

Hain explained Hudson was named after an Illinois State Police trooper who was killed in the line of duty several years ago.

There has been no new details released yet on the offender’s identity or details surrounding the alleged crime.