Sergeant Mickey Gray Hutchens

Sergeant Mickey Gray HutchensBiographical Information

  • Age: 50
  • Tour of Duty: 27 years
  • End of Watch: Monday, October 12, 2009

Incident Details

  • Cause of Death: Gunfire
  • Date of Incident: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
  • Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
  • Suspect Information: Fatally wounded

Incident Description

Sergeant Hutchens was shot outside a local restaurant after he responded to a call reporting a disturbance there. The restaurant's manager reported that her ex-husband, who had outstanding warrants for his arrest, was at the restaurant and would not leave. The suspect fled from officers and then opened fire at close range when confronted. The suspect shot Sgt. Hutchens in the head, and shot Officer Daniel Clark in the head and the chest, before being fatally wounded. Both officers were transported to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Officer Clark survived his injuries and was released from the hospital. Days later, despite all efforts by medical staff, Sgt. Hutchens died from his injuries.

Sergeant Mickey Hutchens was a 27-year veteran of the Winston-Salem Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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