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K9 Hudson

Kane County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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The First & The Last

The first to sense the hostility of a suspect,
The first to react to protect his master,
The first to enter where danger lurks,
The first to detect the hidden intruder.
The first to take action against violence.
The first to sense his master’s joy.
The first to know his master’s sorrow or fear.
The first to give his life in defense of his master.
The last to be forgotten by those who work with others like him.
They know him as a “Partner”, not just an animal.

- Author unknown -

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 19, 2023

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office offers our condolences to your department on the loss of K9 Hudson, whose career as a whole -- and especially his final selfless act in the line of duty -- saved lives! All of us, especially our K9 division, recognize the important service provided by police K9 partners, and we honor K9 Hudson's ultimate sacrifice in service to your community.

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

June 9, 2023

RIP K9 Hudson. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Kane County

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

June 3, 2023

I only recently began to realize and understand what our K9 officers can do and how they love to work, play and protect us. Needless to say I have used two boxes of tissues reading about these wonderful creatures.
So, so sad to hear of K9 Hudson's passing and can't imagine how his handler and family are coping. K9 Hudson paid the ultimate price, and gladly, to keep the community and handler safe. Safe travels to Heaven. You'll unite with your dad one day.
K9 Hudson End of Watch: May 24, 2023

Deana Cox Hervey
Civilian Supporter
Macon, GA

May 29, 2023

I am sad to learn of the passing of a hero in K9 Hudson. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Handler, Family and all Members of the Kane County Sheriff's Office, Illinois.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

May 28, 2023

Greetings, We heard the news on WBBM News Radio last evening about Hudson. Of all places in Geneva, Illinois not far from where I used to live and to learn about what happened is none other than a terrible tragedy. Our Deepest condolences to the Kane County Sheriff's Office, Hudson's handler and to All of the K9 handlers across the Nation. Those K9 Officers are Huge in Police Tactic's and are extremely instrumental in capturing criminals. Hudson is an exemplary example of his dedication, skills and paying the Ultimate Price during his tenor. A friend on mine had a German Shepard and was trained in Schutzhund which Kaiser was his name was too extremely smart.
We also have a dog however he may not be a Police K9 but is very protective. Got to Love Dogs. RIP Hudson your life was taken away too soon from doing what you did Best! God Speed....

chris rangel

May 28, 2023

Terrible news about a beloved K9 that was absolutely terrific during his tenor.
I heard the terrible news on WBBM news Radio. Our deepest condolences to Hudson & entire Department for his loss. What a absolutely terrific record Hudson had. Such a rotten shame from these criminals. RIP Hudson

Chris Rangel

May 28, 2023

Terrible news about a beloved K9 that was absolutely terrific during his tenor.
I heard the terrible news on WBBM news Radio. Our deepest condolences to Hudson & entire Department for his loss. What a absolutely terrific record Hudson had. Such a rotten shame from these criminals. RIP Hudson

Civilian Chris Rangel

May 28, 2023

Sad news about Hudson who died bravely in the line of duty to protect the public. My heart goes out to his handler and the police force for their loss.

Jane Kucera

May 27, 2023

I did not know Hudson but I respect the oath he took to protect his handler and civilians. It is hard to accept his loss however he did his job with honor. He will be remembered as a true hero and will live in a world free from violence

Tom Friedrich. Retired
Kane County Sheriff

May 26, 2023

Deputy Hudson served his Department extremely well. His tour of Duty is now over and he can take his place by the Throne of God!! He now can chase the celestial bone that Our Lord and Savior has set aside for this Heroic,Canine Deputy Sheriff!!! RIP Deputy Hudson.

Retired Federal Officer

May 26, 2023

My thoughts exactly and prayers are with the Kane County, IL Sheriff's Department right now. Due to the loss of Hudson who was a very brave dog who lost his life going after a robbery suspect who also lost his life. It is a sad thing when a police dog is killed in the line of duty. It is not just the handler that mourns so does the whole department. Hudson, you were such a good boy and you will be missed.

Bradford Paulson

May 25, 2023

This community mourns our Brave K9 Hudson and extends our deepest sympathy and prayers to his best friend and Handler. We will forever hold you in our hearts. Oh so brave and beautiful you are K9 Hudson.

Wendy A. Marsh
Cousin of Special Agent Jay Goodrich, Maine

May 25, 2023

K9 Hudson, With such determination in your eyes, it is no surprise to see that you rushed ahead fearlessly to follow orders to do your job while protecting your partner. You were sent by God to be a guardian and succeeded! The only question is the outcome of the direction of you and the perp after the smoke cleared. We know YOU crossed the Rainbow Bridge and are basking in your reward with your fellow heroes in the Heavens! Not so sure about the demise of evil -

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

May 25, 2023

From all of us at The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Sending our thoughts and prayers to K9 Hudson handler and Kane County Sheriffs Office. RIP K9 Hudson and Thank you for your service and protecting us.

Kari Bruce

May 25, 2023

My heart breaks for Hudson’s handler & family. When I heard it he situation I cried. It is absolutely heart wrenching the situation. With understanding he is trained for the field and risk. I just wish there could have been another way to help prevent this from happening. Thank you for all your sacrifice and being such hero. Your life shouldn’t have been taken so soon because of a monster himself.
Rest in Peace and remember you’ll always be remembered by many.

North Aurora Resident

May 25, 2023

K9 Hudson, you will be forever loved, treasured and missed by your handler.

Your bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

May you rest in peace knowing you are a true hero now and forever.

Jill Bernasek

May 25, 2023

We salute you K9 can never ask more than that you probably saved your partners life! If he had gone up to that guys window...that perp may have shot him! Thank you for your will be remembered and missed...GodSpeed! <3

Just an ordinary Senior woman!
General of Natures Wonders, the Animal life!

May 25, 2023

Dear Hudson, may you rest in peace. God bless you and thank you for your dedicated and selfless career, serving in many ways until you ran in with courage and bravery to make the ultimate sacrifice. Blessings to you and your partner. May the memories of you comfort him and all your fellow officers.

Bob, Angela and Kona GSD

May 25, 2023

RIP K9 Hudson, your service and heroism will be not forgotten.

Our thoughts and prayers are with your handler, coworkers, department community and all who knew you as friend.

Good boy, rest easy

Darin Campbell
Executive Director
Working Dogs Oregon

May 25, 2023

RIP K 9 Hudson you gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep the civilian public safe.
My family thanks you for your service, I pray for your handler.
Steven Sostak

Woodridge Illinois

May 25, 2023

My deepest condolences to the Kane County Sheriff's Office. K9 Hudson served well and will be missed.

You're a good boy, Hudson - enjoy running with all the K9s who went before you

A Kane County Resident

May 25, 2023

I am saddened that in this situation a beautiful hard working K-9 was used when this suspect was closed in by police vehicles. I understand the role of the K-9, but I need to understand why Hudson was used in this situation as guns were drawn by police officers. I am sure there are many animal lovers that need to understand this.

I feel so very sorry for Hudson's handler. I cannot imagine the pain and anguish he is experiencing. I am thankful no other fatalities occurred. All of this over a person who did wrong and stole a car!


May 25, 2023

R.I.P. brave warrior. Condolences to your LEO Family

Retired K-9 Officer Alden L. Langert, 8102, Colorado

May 25, 2023

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families of our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a Law Enforcement K-9 family member in the Line-of-Duty, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. Amen.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

“And ALL flesh shall see the salvation of God.” [Luke 3:6 ESV]

“For NOT ALL flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.” [1 Corinthians 15:39 ESV]

“Well done, good and faithful servant.” [Matthew 25:23 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

May 25, 2023

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