Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Mickey Gray Hutchens

Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, October 12, 2009

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Reflections for Sergeant Mickey Gray Hutchens

rest in peace, brother
provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

November 8, 2009

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

November 5, 2009

May God place his loving arms around Sgt Hutchens family and co-workers. Thank you Sgt. Hutchens, for your service and being the warrior that you were. Please keep watch over us as we continue your fight.

Sgt Robert Caudill
Bristol Tennessee Police Department

October 26, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Sergeant Hutchens today and always... Rest in Peace Sir!

Sister of OFC. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

October 26, 2009

Rest In Peace Brother. We have the Watch now. Your family is in our prayers.


October 25, 2009

Rest in peace Sergeant Hutchens, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!


October 25, 2009

My condolences. Too many. Too often.

PFC White

October 25, 2009

God bless you Sgt. Hutchens for your dedicated service to your community and the great sacrifice you have made. Please watch over those of us that remain on the watch. May God send comfort and blessings to your family, friends and fellow officers in Winston-Salem.

Newport News (VA) Police Dept.

October 24, 2009

God Bless you and your family. You have done your job well; we'll take it from here.

Sergeant Matthew Carter
Patton Police Department, California

October 24, 2009

Rest in peace my brother

Sgt. Denny Shelley
Whitley Co Sheriff's Dept.

October 24, 2009

Thank you, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

City of Columbia PD

October 24, 2009

Rest in peace sir. You are a hero who will never be forgotten. God bless your family.


October 21, 2009

I'm sure your family is very proud of you. You're what a hero is all about. Rest in Peace Brother

A street copper
St. Louis Police

October 19, 2009

RIP Sgt. thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Sgt. Keith Whaley
Holly Ridge Police

October 19, 2009

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 19, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this terrible time. May God bless and keep you.

Sarah and Katie Olsovsky
wife and daughter of Tim Olsovsky E.O.W. 10/7/09

October 19, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, friends and co-workers. Thank you Sgt. Hutchens for your dedication.

Officer Mary King
Heavener PD

October 19, 2009

How sad - this officer's life was taken away in the blink of an eye by a coward!

Sgt. Hutchens, thank you for your service and dedication. Watch over your family giving them the love, guidance and support they will need as they begin this long, dark journey without you. Watch over your brothers and sisters in uniform as well.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

October 19, 2009

Rest in Peace.

Det. Castelhano

October 19, 2009

May God bless Officer Hutchens family , friends and the WSPD.
Thanks for 27 years of honorable amd diligent service.

William Bill Wright

October 18, 2009

Mickey, I had the pleasure of working with you on the southside of town...the old 306 CRASH Squad... They were some of the best times I have ever had with the WSPD. I remember the last time we talked was just a few days ago...we talked about how much time we had before had a little less than me. You were a man of honor and character. You were hard on us when it came to report writing, but we always knew when they got past you, they were right. You were one of the best sergeants I have ever worked for. I have looked at this site time and time again...never would I have thought I would be writing something about you. We don't understand this, but its not up to us to figure out why this happened. God will let us know in His own good time. In any event, I am proud to have known you and I rest assured that I will see you again. So, "Go rest high on that mountain...Sarge your work on earth is done. Go to Heaven a shoutin'...Love for the Father and the Son." R.I.P. Mickey, we have the watch now.

Sgt. Keith Redmon
Winston-Salem Police

October 18, 2009

God Bless you, Sir. May he keep your family close in the palm of his hand. Thank you for your selfless service and ultmate sacrifice to us all. Our son died, too, under similar circumstances.

Karen and Paul Highbarger
Mom And Stepfather/Officer Chris Nicholson EOW:12/19/07

October 17, 2009

My sincere condolences to first the family and next the co-workers and friends of Sgt. Mickey Hutchens. To the family: your husband's-your father's death is a severe loss. I would just like you to know as a fellow Police Officer, that I share in the anguish you have over this tragedy.

Sgt. Scott Bodah
Syracuse, New York Police Dept.

October 17, 2009

This is just a note to let you know there is support from those of us who have walked in your shoes. My husband died in 1981 on a domestic violence call, and has never been forgotten. Seargeant Hutchens now walks the beat with all the angels who have gone before, and who are there to welcome him home. May God bless your family in this time of loss.

Tasha Mullinax Dyson
Widow of Greg P Mullinax EOW 2-8-81

October 17, 2009

To the family of Sgt. Hutchens we grieve with you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. You too have sacrificed for 27 years and you can be proud of the man who has been taken so senselessly frpom you. To Sgt. Hutchens, Thank you for your service. Your department and community are no doubt better off because of your dedication.

Communications Division
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept.

October 16, 2009

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