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Sergeant Mickey Gray Hutchens | Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina


Mickey Gray Hutchens

Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Monday, October 12, 2009

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 27 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/7/2009

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sergeant Mickey Hutchens succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained five days earlier after responding to backup another officer at a domestic disturbance call.

A man had gone to a local fast-food restaurant on Peters Creek Parkway to confront his ex-wife. When officers arrived on the scene they encountered the male subject behind the restaurant. The suspect, who was wanted on several warrants, fled on foot.

Both officers pursued the man behind several businesses. A struggle ensued during which the suspect pulled out a handgun and opened fire, striking both officers. Despite being wounded, the other officer was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Sergeant Hutchens was transported to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to his wounds five days later.

Sergeant Hutchens had served with the Winston-Salem Police Department for 27 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

On November 6, 2011 the bridge over the Yadkin River on US 421 was dedicated to Sergeant Hutchens. The bridge links Yadkin and Forsyth counties, the town where he lived and the city that he worked in. It would have been his 53rd birthday.

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I never met you, Sir, but you have brought your sweet family and I together through some hard times. I thank you for that. You will never be forgotten, and your family will always be taken care of. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

Sheriff Officer Jessica Lyons
October 3, 2014


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