A fundraiser has been started for the former McHenry County police officer and current Kane County deputy who was seriously injured in a plane crash
More than $20,000 has been raised for a former McHenry County police officer, now a Kane County sheriff’s deputy, who was seriously injured in an on-duty crash last week.
The fundraiser hosted by The Yard Foundation had raised $20,500 as of Thursday for Kane County Sheriff’s Detective Brian Anderson and his family.
The Kane County Sheriff’s Office announced the fundraiser earlier this week and said they “truly appreciate the continued and sincere support” for Anderson.
The sheriff’s office said the money raised will help Anderson and his family in their time of need.
Anderson was involved in a serious accident on Route 47 south of Plank Road in Hampshire Township around 6:56 a.m. on October 23.
The detective, who was on duty in a black Dodge Durango police cruiser, was heading south on Route 47, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office.
His squad was struck head-on by a Dodge Ram pickup truck pulling a loaded trailer.
The Dodge Ram was initially headed north on Route 47 when it attempted to stop for traffic, police officials said.
The Dodge Ram then crashed into oncoming traffic, striking Anderson’s team head-on.
Anderson, 33, was seriously injured and a medical helicopter was called.
Anderson was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in critical condition, sheriff’s officials said.
Kane County Sheriff Ron Hein said the detective was so tightly trapped in his wrecked squad car that it took firefighters 45 minutes to extricate him.
“The head-on collision was horrific and he had to endure being taken off his team for 45 minutes while in a great deal of pain… but he never showed any discomfort. A true warrior,” said Hayne.
Anderson’s injuries are serious and have already required four surgeries, with several more needed, the fundraiser said.
The long period of using wheelchairs and home modifications during rehabilitation “increases the complications (the family) faces,” the fundraiser said.
There were three people inside the Dodge Ram and one was taken to Ascension St. Joseph Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Anderson has worked for the Kane County Sheriff’s Office for more than 10 months, sheriff’s officials said.
He was previously a police officer with the Arlington Heights Police Department.
Before working for the Arlington Heights Police Department, he was an officer with the Lake Hills Police Department.
“As many already know, we ask that you keep Deputy Anderson of the Kane County Sheriff’s Office as well as his family, friends and co-workers past and present in your thoughts and prayers,” the Lake in Hills Police Department said afterward. the incident.
“Many of us in this area had the pleasure and privilege to call Deputy Anderson a brother and friend as he was a former member of the Lake Hills Police Department. All of us here are thinking of him and everyone affected by today’s incident and are keeping everything in our hearts, thoughts and prayers,” the department added.
Hine asked the community to keep Anderson, his wife and 2-year-old daughter in their thoughts.
Illinois State Police are investigating the causes of the accident.
State Police are working to determine whether alcohol or drugs were a factor and whether any potential charges will be sought.