The Central Texas community is coming together in response to the death of a Travis County Sheriff's Office deputy. Sgt. Craig Hutchinson was killed in the early morning on July 25 while confronting suspects in the backyard of his home in Round Rock.
Friends and family gathered in Sgt. Hutchinson's neighborhood in the parking lot of the Micki Krebsbach Pool in the evening to show their support. The crowd of more than 100 included first responders, neighbors and strangers as well. There were prayers and words of encouragement.
In another tribute the Main Street Plaza in downtown Round Rock was lit up blue in Sgt. Hutchinson's honor.
Sgt. Hutchinson is survived by his wife, five children and two grandchildren.
The Sheriff's Memorial & Benevolent Society of Travis County is accepting donations on behalf of the family of Sgt. Hutchinson. The organization is a non-political, non-governmental charity that accepts donations and gives them to employees, families and friends of Travis County and the Sheriff's Office in the cases of emergencies and tragedies.
If you'd like to donate you can make checks payable to "SMBS" and you're asked to put "Hutchinson Fund" in the memo line.
Mail checks to:
The Sheriff's Memorial and Benevolent Society of Travis County, Inc. Tax ID 01-0722641
P. O. Box 252
Del Valle, Texas 78617
Donations can be made in person at the Travis County Sheriff's Office Headquarters located at 5555 Airport Blvd., in Austin, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.