Investigator Eddie B. Hutchison, III

Investigator Eddie B. Hutchison, III

Walker County Criminal District Attorney's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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Eddie B. Hutchison, III

Investigator Eddie Hutchison died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Investigator Hutchison had served in law enforcement for over 27 years. He had previously served with the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Walker County Sheriff's Office, and Texas Highway Patrol. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and mother.

The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 900 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 27 years, 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, January 15, 2021

COVID-19, communicable disease

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