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.
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."
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.
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.
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