By Staff

HALTOM CITY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Haltom City Police officer lost a month-long battle with COVID-19 Wednesday.

Officer Kris “Hutch” Hutchison died at Medical City Alliance Hospital in Fort Worth, police said.

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Credit:: Haltom City Police

His body was given a police escort late Wednesday evening to Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.

“Officer Hutchison was a valued member of our staff, and he will be deeply missed,” the city said in a tweet late Wednesday.  “Words cannot adequately express the sense of loss we all feel.”

Hutchison, who served for four years in the United State Marine Corps, was a five-year veteran of the department and had previously worked with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office and the Kennedale Police Department.

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Haltom City Police had said in a Facebook post before he died that Hutchison had been in the ICU the last four weeks.

He had served as a school resource officer at North Oaks and Haltom Middle School and leaves behind a wife, son and daughter.

A spokesman for the Birdville ISD tells CBS-11 late Wednesday counselors will be made available to students on Thursday.

Funeral arrangements weren’t immediately available Wednesday night.

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