‘I Got Lucky’: Lincoln County Deputy Michael Hutton Grateful For Community’s Support

With three bullet wounds and in a wheelchair, Lincoln County Sheriff Deputy Mike Hutton emerged from Swedish Hospital in Englewood to the salutes and relief of his comrades.

“It is an honor, and it is a privilege to be here today to get him home,” Capt. Michael Yowell of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office told reporters.

Last Thursday morning a call came in of someone trying to break into a semi-trailer outside of Limon in eastern Colorado. Hutton responded and was met with gunfire.

“He was shot in the torso, as well as the arms multiple times. He took three rounds total,” said Yowell.