Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Robert A. Hutchinson

Monroe Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, June 28, 1978

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Reflections for Patrolman Robert A. Hutchinson

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)

June 28, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Hutchinson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 23, 2019

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th anniversary year 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 solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 5, 2012

I knew Bob as a classmate in recruit school in 1976... A FINE man with a great sense of professionalism... Our prayers have been with Bob and his family for many years...

Ptm Tim Kubica
Waterford Twp PD / Maui County PD

February 1, 2010



March 4, 2009

Oh, this is so sad! You were honored on the website today and time has not
diminished your service nor your sacrifice. Glad your daughter found this
website and knows you are not forgotten.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


October 1, 2008

"We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by."

your brothers in blue still clap for you Patrolman Hutchinson. See you in Heaven.

Ofc BJ Horn
Adrian, MI PD

January 7, 2008

"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

November 26, 2007

Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. You gave your life trying to save a child, and that certainly makes you a hero.

Orlando Police Department

October 24, 2006

I was only 3 when Uncle Robert gave the ultimate sacrifice - he is greatly missed.

ECO Eric M. Hutchinson
Kent Co. Sheriff Dept.

July 20, 2006

I honor a brave man.Rest safe with The Lord, Sir.

June 28, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of Patrolman Hutchinson. Rest In Peace!

Sgt Paul Ulrich
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

March 20, 2006

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."


Constable George

December 13, 2005

Although it has been many years since your untimely will not be forgotten. You took a job to "Protect & Serve" and sir, you definately did both. Rest well sir......

Tpr D McGuckin
Michigan State Police # 38

November 22, 2004

It's been 26 years and I've just recently found out about this site. I am honored to have read the reflections about my dad and am grateful for this and the many other organizations who remember fallen officers. Although I was only 8 yrs old (my dad was 28 yrs old) I still remember him and my family and I will always keep is memory alive. Thank you.

Gigi Lewis (Hutchinson) daughter

July 28, 2004

I'm familiar with this area, having lived in Michigan as a child. I used to play near the Raisin River. I just saw this notice today.
Thank you, Patrolman Hutchinson, for your service and your sacrifice. Rest easy, Brother; you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Barbara L. Beland
Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, IN

June 28, 2004

your utimate sacrifice will never be forgotten, you and your familiy will always be in our prayers. god bless and thank you

Sgt C

Rest easy, brother. Your tour is over.

Patrolman Todd Jayne
Indianapolis Police Department

Officer Hutchinson,

It has been almost 25 years since your death. I thank you for the service you gave and I am also greatful for the Ultimate Sacrifice you made. I only hope I will be half as good as you were. Just to remind will never be forgotten. Your name will live on...Afterall, I did find your name after 25 years. I also hope that I will work for the same Department as you did. I look forward to it. GOD SPEED good officer. And thank you.

Andi -Criminal Justice Student

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