Haltom City Police Department, Texas
End of Watch Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Police Officer Kris Hutchison died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Haltom Middle School at 5001 Hadley Street in Haltom City.
Officer Hutchison was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Haltom City Police Department for five years as a school resource officer and an advisor to Law Enforcement Explorer Post #502. He had previously served two years with the Kennedale Police Department and one year with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office. Officer Hutchison is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.