Law enforcement agencies all across Central Texas are mourning the loss of 37-year-old Sgt. Christopher Kelley. Sgt. Kelley was killed while investigating a felon near Meadow Lark Lane and Decker Drive on June 24.
This morning, the Hutto Police Department and Honor Guard are keeping watch at the Medical Examiner's Office as is tradition whenever someone is killed in the line of duty. The Williamson County Sheriff's Office has stepped up to respond to calls in Hutto so that the police can be together at this time.
Thank you all for your heartfelt messages. We appreciate them all. We are deeply saddened. http://t.co/v0uXIZ9BVu— Hutto Police Dept (@Huttopolice) June 24, 2015
We have changed our profile picture in honor of Sgt. Chris Kelley. Keep Sgt. Kelley's Family and the @Huttopolice in your prayers.— City of BastropTX PD (@BastropPD) June 25, 2015
We mourn the passing of our brother Sergeant Chris Kelley. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his… https://t.co/JMK0OC4TeB— Round Rock Police (@roundrockpolice) June 24, 2015
Our hearts are broken today. Chris Kelley was a former UTPD officer and wonderful man. Prayers to his loved ones. pic.twitter.com/mS4LMwAnY0— UT Austin Police (@UTAustinPolice) June 24, 2015
Sgt. Kelley was a member of the Hutto Police Department for seven years. He started in 2008 as a patrol officer and was promoted in 2012 to sergeant. Sgt. Kelley currently served as the city's criminal investigation sergeant.
He was a technical sergeant in the United States Air Force and had served on active duty until 2004 before he entered into the Air Force Reserves. Sgt. Kelley also worked as an officer for the University of Texas.
Sgt. Kelley leaves behind a wife and two children under the age of 10.