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Agent Robert B. Hutchings | Utah Highway Patrol, Utah Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

Agent

Robert B. Hutchings

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 20, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/20/1976

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Agent Hutchings was shot and killed while participating in a narcotics operation. At the time, he was assigned to the Liquor Enforcement Division. Following an undercover drug-buy, the officers attempted to serve a warrant on a suspect. The suspect produced a shotgun and shot Agent Hutchings in the neck. Agent Hutchings and another officer returned fire, killing the suspect.


Agent Hutchings had been with his agency for two years and was survived by his expectant wife and six children.

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Thank you Sir for your service, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
July 20, 2012

 

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