At 1:22 am TCSO dispatch received radio communication from Sergeant Craig Hutchinson, who had gone off duty moments earlier. Hutchinson notified them that he had prowlers in his yard in the 2000 block of Oak Meadow Drive and requested they send Round Rock Police Department to assist him.

At 1:36 am, officers found Sergeant Hutchinson near a creek behind his back yard with a gunshot wound. Hutchison, known to the TCSO family as “Hutch”, was immediately transported to Round Rock Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

A joint investigation between Round Rock Police Department and Travis County Sheriff’s Office is underway. Help is needed from the public in identifying and locating the suspects involved in the crime. Anyone with information is asked to call the Round Rock Police Department tip line at

Sergeant Hutchinson has been with TCSO for 32 years and was set to retire in September 2016. In his press conference this morning, Sheriff Hamilton described Hutchinson as a “Gentle Bear” who stood about 6’4” and weighed 270 lbs.

Round Rock Police Department is the lead agency handling the investigation. Media may contact Travis County Sheriff’s Office for information regarding Sergeant Hutchinson.

Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson, (512) 318-5669
Angelique Myers, Public Information Officer, RRPD (512) 470-4262

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