Who is Sandra Hutchens? Sandra Hutchens Bio/Wiki
The Sheriff-Coroner of Orange County, California, was Sandra Sue Hutchens AKA Sandra Hutchens. On June 10, 2008, she was named to the role to replace acting Sheriff Jack Anderson, who had headed the department after Mike Carona’s resignation on January 14, 2008. She was born on March 18, 1955, in Monterey Park, California.
The first woman to lead the department, former Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, died Monday after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.
We send our heartfelt condolences to the men and women of @OCSheriff on the loss of former Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. Sheriff Hutchens passed this morning with her loved ones by her side.
— OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) January 5, 2021
She was 65 years old.
Hutchens‘ husband named Larry who is a former Los Angeles Unified School District assistant police chief.
She graduated from La Verne University with a degree in Public Administration and from the FBI Academy.
Hutchens revealed in 2017 that she will not be seeking re-election for a third term. She supported Undersheriff Don Barnes’s successful election bid.
She was retired from the rank of division chief in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department prior to her appointment. In 2010, Hutchens was elected and re-elected in 2014.
Hutchens regularly cited the law for some of her controversial proposals at a candidate forum sponsored by Orange County Young Republicans, such as not issuing gun licenses to individuals not facing serious danger, or freeing some prisoners early, adding, “If you want more guns and CCWs, then you should vote for one of my opponents.”
She also stressed that it had regained its reputation and given good service to the department.
Sheriff Hutchens made several improvements to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in her first year as Sheriff of Orange County, several of which were deemed controversial.
Hutchens told the Trump administration that she needed to work more closely with federal immigration officials in her department.
In November 2012, Hutchens was diagnosed with breast cancer. On January 4, 2021, she died from breast cancer.
Former Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, one of the most notable women in law enforcement across the nation, died Monday after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. She was 66. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/GfHMly7rKa
— Shani Moslehi (@shani4LN) January 5, 2021