Police Chief Herschel H. Hutchings

Police Chief Herschel H. Hutchings

Trenton Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, February 18, 1968

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Herschel H. Hutchings

Police Chief Herschel Hutchings was struck and killed by a vehicle while assisting a Georgia State Patrol trooper investigate an accident on Highway 11, just north of the Alabama state line.

They were conducting a measurement in the southbound lane when Chief Hutchings stepped back into the path of a vehicle in the northbound lane. Chief Hutchings was transported to Erlanger Hospital, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Chief Hutchings had served as police chief for 18 years and also served as a Dade County constable. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and grandson.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident scene

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Chief Hutchings,
On today, the 55th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Trenton. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 18, 2023

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