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Auxiliary Sergeant Lee A. Hutchinson

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, July 25, 1970

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Reflections for Auxiliary Sergeant Lee A. Hutchinson

Rest in peace Auxiliary Sergeant Hutchinson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 25, 2019

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 13, 2016

In continued honor of your ultimate sacrifice and service to Hillsborough County. A team was created in your honor for The 2015 Sheriff David Gee's Sporting Clay's Shoot Out (team 4 The Hero's). We thank you for your service to this community. We will never forget you.

Deputy A.Anderson
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

November 25, 2015

In honor of your ultimate sacrifice, heroism and service, your name was placed on the registry of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Youth Ranch Run. A cadet humbly ran the race in your honor. We thank you for your service to this community. We will never forget you.

Deputy A. Anderson
Hillsborough County Sheriff

September 22, 2014

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Hutchinson, we will never forget the sacrifice you made for all of us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

July 25, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Hutchinson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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. I am sure you are proud that your granddaughter is continuing your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 25, 2010

My Grandfather,

The pictures are faded, as are most of my memories of the short time we had together. I was a mere five years of age at the time of your death and I would never truly know you. I listened to my Father, as he told me of the day I was born and the loud "yahoo" that followed, your first grand-daughter had finally arrived. Who needed all the boys, you finally got your girl.
The pictures tell me the story of your love. I especially cherish the one of you chasing me with your false teeth dangling from your mouth as I giggled and ran.
I don't remember "the phone call", but I know it came and when it did, we headed to Florida from California to be with the rest of the Hutchinson Boys.
It must have been terrible for the family, you were the patriarch, who would fill the void? You would be proud of your sons, they took care of Grandma and carried on like a Hutchinson would. But what about the little girl? Ahhhh, remember, she too was a Hutchinson, stubborn, tough and oh yes, charming.
As I remember it, it was just another day, I don't remember where or when, but as my Father told the story again about the day I was born, he added something more--it was the story about the day you died.
It was at that very moment, that everything became clear to me, my blood was your blood, why had no one taken your place as a protector? Well, somebody needs too!
So, on February 22, 1994, I took my oath to protect and serve. Clark County, NV is NOTHING like Hillsborough County, FL but it's where I protect and serve.
So today, on the day that the nation recognizes our fallen heroes, I realized I've never really said thank you. Thank you for the "yahoo" and for chasing that giggling little girl around.
But most of all, thank you for the sacrifice you made for your community 40 years ago. I am honored to be your grand daughter and proud to wear the uniform.


Monica Lee (Hutchinson) Metzger

Det. Monica Lee (Hutchinson) Metzger
Las Vegas Metropolitan P.D. / Grand Daughter

May 16, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 13, 2007

The 37th anniversary of your tragic death is rapidly approaching. Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice. You will NEVER be forgotten and FOREVER be a hero. Until we meet, keep "walking a beat on the Golden Street" and look after your brothers and sisters on earth.

DET SGT, Retired

July 17, 2007

My father's surname is HUTCHINSON,
I am a Police Officer.

I would like to think we are related but that is unlikely.

However, I would be proud to call you family, as we are brothers anyway.

"From this day 'till the ending of the world, we in it shall be remembered. We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother." - Henry V.

As we say in Australia for our fallen heros,

"time shall not weary them, nor the years condemn, for with the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we shall remember them. Lest We Forget."

R.I.P. Deputy Sheriff HUTCHINSON

Constable George

December 13, 2005


You are still remembered. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Dept.

October 16, 2004

Not forgotten, rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

April 27, 2004

Rest in Peace Brother.

Your job is done.

We have the watch now.

Cadet Wayne Rosser
Valencia Police Academy

December 22, 2003

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