Sergeant Mickey Gray Hutchens

Sergeant Mickey Gray Hutchens

Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, October 12, 2009

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Mickey Gray Hutchens

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.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 7, 2009
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Sgt. Hutchens,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Winston-Salem. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

October 12, 2019

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