Office Of The Governor Offers Reward In Murder Case Of Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Hutchinson

July 26, 2016 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Texas Crime Stoppers, operating within the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, has announced a cash reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Travis County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant Craig Hutchinson. The reward is being offered through the Officer of the Governor's Fallen Hero Reward - Texas Remembers program launched in January 2016. Sergeant Hutchinson was killed early Monday morning at his Round Rock home.

“My deepest condolences go out to the Hutchinson family during this unimaginably difficult time,” said Governor Abbott. “The past few weeks have highlighted the incredible dangers our law enforcement officers face both on and off duty, and we must never forget the sacrifices they make in order to keep us safe. At this time, it is imperative that the authorities receive any and all information that will aid in bringing swift justice for Sergeant Hutchinson.”

The $15,000 reward from the Office of the Governor is in addition to a $10,000 reward offered by the U.S. Marshals Service and a $5,000 award offered by Lakeway municipal Judge Kevin Madison, bringing the total award amount to as much as $30,000 for information leading to the arrest of the assailant or assailants in Sergeant Hutchinson's murder.

Texas Crime Stoppers is a program within the Office of the Governor under the Criminal Justice Division that encourages, supports and fosters the development of local crime stoppers organizations as a way to prevent crime.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, anyone with information on fugitives can provide anonymous tips in three different ways:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477)
  • Text the letter DPS - followed by your tip - to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone
  • Submit a web tip by clicking the link here (also available in the "About" section of the Texas 10 Most Wanted Facebook page under "Submit a Tip")