Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
Patrolman Hutchison was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a grocery store where a man was attempting to cash a check stolen the day before during a purse snatching. When they arrived at the store the man ran from the building with Patrolman Hutchison in pursuit. When he caught up to the man he was shot in the arm and knocked down. As he was on the ground the man shot him again in the side. The suspect also shot and wounded Patrolman Hutchison's partner before stealing both of their weapons. The suspect and two accomplices were apprehended a short time later.
The gunman was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death May 27, 1976. In 1978 his sentence was commuted to life. In October of 2010 he was denied parole for the 4th time. His next parole hearing is in October, 2015.
Patrolman Hutchison had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife.