Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Agent Robert B. Hutchings

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch Tuesday, July 20, 1976

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Reflections for Agent Robert B. Hutchings

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 20, 2020

I will never forget you name Officer Hutchings. I am so ashamed to be related to the man who ended your life.
I lost a grandfather LEO at the hands of a criminal. We all mourned for you and your young family, I still do.
Rest in peace and my deepest sympathy to your family.
Barbara Holt.

Barbara Holt
Burdened Civilian

May 31, 2020

Uncle Bob,

I have heard stories about you ever since I was a little kid from your baby sister, my mom. A hero right up till the very end! I wish I had had the chance to meet you. You'll never be forgotten.


Ben Haskin

May 15, 2015

Thank you Sir for your service, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 20, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 20, 2010

"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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 31, 2008

I was born just outside of Boston, Massachusetts on July 20, 1976 the day of Agent Robert B. Hutchings death. Since the day I learned this he has been part of my life. I know he is watching over all Police Officers as we work trying to keep us safe. Agent Hutchings you will never be forgotten, rest in peace brother.

Patrolman Paul M. Patriarca
Framingham Police dept. MA

May 18, 2007

Rest in Peace.

Dy Marko Martin
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, LA

July 20, 2006

Those of us who serve today in the brown shirt salute you and honor you for your unselfish service to our agency and for the ultimate sacrifice which you paid in the name of law enforcement and for the citizens of this great State. Your service to this Department will never be forgotten, May God's richest blessings be upon your family and friends whom you left behind....may they be comforted always in their times of sadness and grief. Those of us in the brown shirts today will continue to keep the watch in your absence.
God be with you.....
Trooper Mark Shepherd / UHP

Trooper Mark Shepherd

May 25, 2004

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