Hudson firefighter honored at Benefit

By Alyssa Donovan

Hudson firefighter honored at Benefit

September 21, 2013 Updated Sep 23, 2013 at 10:51 AM CDT

HUDSON, Ill.-- Hundreds of people came out on Saturday to honor fallen firefighter Chris Brown.

Brown passed away in March from injuries he suffered in a line of duty accident.

The Hudson Firefighter's Association hosted the benefit.

Friends and family of Brown came out as well as fire departments from around the area.

The event helped raise money for Brown's friends and family to attend his induction into the National Fallen firefighters memorial in Maryland in October of next year.

"Our goal is to raise $20,000 to make sure that we get a good entourage of his people there and our people there," Hudson Fire Department Captain Shane Hill said. "We really want to make certain that everybody in the world knows how important Chris was to us."

“It's so great to see the community pull together and stand behind Chris," Hudson Fire Chief Dan Hite said. "Nobody has a bad word to say about him and he was just a wonderful guy and this just shows how much people loved him."

If you would like to donate to help send Brown's friends and family to his memorial, click on the link above or call the department directly at (309) 888-5030.

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