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


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

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Agent Robert 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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Uncle Bob,

I have heard stories about you ever since I was a little kid from your baby sister, my mom. A hero right up till the very end! I wish I had had the chance to meet you. You'll never be forgotten.


Ben Haskin
May 15, 2015


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