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.READ MORE: Governor Abbott Proposes Parental Bill of Rights As Part of Re-Election Campaign
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.”
Officer Hutchison was a valued member of our staff and he will be deeply missed. Words cannot adequately express the sense of loss we all feel.
Please keep his family and the Haltom City Police Department in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with this tragic situation.
— City of Haltom City, TX (@haltomcity) October 28, 2021
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.READ MORE: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Refuses To Hand Over January 6 Records
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.MORE NEWS: Dallas ISD: A Lot Involved In Keeping Doors Open During COVID-19 Surge