Chicago P.D. fans are worried that Sgt. Hank Voight may be retiring from the 21st District’s Intelligence Unit and so the show. While fans may be unhappy to see a favorite character depart, many have already found Sgt. Voight’s replacement in Detective Jay Halstead. Read further to learn more about these two Chicago P.D. characters.
Actor Jason Beghe performs Sergeant Hank Voight. This fictional character is one big cop on the Chicago P.D. police drama. On Chicago P.D., Sgt. Voight is the chief of the District 21 Intelligence Unit. He is a much-respected character on the show and by fans.
While fans much respect the character of Sgt. Voight, they realize that his run on the show as the chief of the District 21 Intelligence Unit may be coming to an end now that he is over 60-years-old. However, fans are looking to promote somebody a little younger and maybe a bit wiser into Sgt. Voight’s position.
Dealing with a series of conflicting emotions
The young cop fans want the new head of the District 21 Intelligence Unit is Jay Halstead, performed by Jesse Lee Soffer. While Halstead has a significant contract of honor for Voight, the two have too lately come to blows.
In Season 7, Voight is accused of murdering the lately chosen Mayor, Brian Kelton. Others on the team recommend to Halstead that he break complete relations with Voight. However, Halstead knows that Voight is innocent and remains faithful to his mentor.
Always taking stuff a bit too far on the job
Despite staying faithful to his mentor, Voight and Halstead still come to blows over the murder case. Voight exposes that it was retired Deputy Superintendent Katherine Brennan, who was accountable for the murder of Kelton. Voight defies Brennan and makes the call to let her take her life in full uniform rather than go to jail.
Halstead catches wind of Voight’s plan and interrupts. Eventually, Halstead steps in and arrests Brennan. Voight is offended by Halstead’s intervention.
Voight has records of always taking things a bit too far. These ill-regarded judgment calls, linked with his age, might be what has Voight seeing his career as a police officer ended.
While the two characters are currently a bit miffed with each other, Voight has always had a soft place for Halstead. Voight has also said on the show that when he retires, it should be Halstead that takes over his position.
Now we will just have to wait and see if Voight will last until retirement or if he will be pushed out because of his most current dicey decisions.