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Tragedy Strikes as Illinois Police Dog Loses its Life in Fatal Shootout in Cook County

Police K9 Officer Killed in Action

A brave police dog was killed in an exchange of gunfire between deputies and a carjacking suspect in a Chicago suburb Wednesday afternoon. Hudson, the slain K9 officer, was hailed as a hero following the 2 p.m. shootout that also left the suspect dead.

Suspect Fires at Police Upon Pursuit

The carjacking suspect opened fire after he crashed the vehicle at an intersection during a police pursuit, authorities said. Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain confirmed that the dog was shot during the shootout between deputies and the unidentified man. The suspect’s name and age were not released Wednesday.

Police Dog Bites Attacker

When the suspect got out of the car with a handgun, the police dog, Hudson, charged and bit him. This heroic act led to the suspect shooting Hudson during the exchange.

Final Salute for Hudson

Later on Wednesday, Hudson’s body made his final approach to the sheriff’s office as department personnel and other police dogs saluted the slain canine. Hain expressed his condolences saying, “This is a big loss for us, but he’s an absolute hero today, along with our deputies who brought this to a successful close without injury to any innocent civilians”

With Post wires

Source: nypost.com

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