I received a phone call on Wednesday, Jan. 4: "Sheriff, Sgt. Hutchinson has been shot through both arms!" As I struggled to grasp the reality of what every sheriff wishes to never to hear, I soon learned that six members of our Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force had been brutally shot.
The confusion and misinformation of not accurately knowing what had just taken place was a tremendous burden in the long drive to the hospital, where I found Nate in intense pain.
He had been shot at least four times in the act of dragging fallen comrades to safety, but was repeatedly asking about the safety and welfare of his fellow agents.