Sergeant Craig Hutchinson was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary in progress as he arrived home, in Round Rock, at the end of his shift at approximately 1:20 am.
Sergeant Hutchinson, who was still in uniform, contacted dispatchers via radio and reported that several subjects were running out of his backyard. Responding deputies located Deputy Hutchinson suffering from fatal gunshots in the yard as they arrived approximately 10 minutes later.
The subjects fled the area and remain at large.
Sergeant Hutchinson had served with the Travis County Sheriff's Office for 32 years and was scheduled to retire in two months. He is survived by his wife.
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