Date: June 27, 2017


SANTA ANA, Calif. – Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has released the following statement:

“I want to congratulate Sheriff Sandra Hutchens on her decision to retire upon expiration of her term and wish her the very best as she enters this new and well deserved phase in her life. She has devoted 40 years to her honored profession of serving and protecting the public. I have enjoyed our close working relationship and appreciate all she has done to strengthen our many joint partnerships including the Orange County Cold Case Homicide Task Force, Human Trafficking And Exploitation, Orange County Regional Computer and Forensic Lab, and so many more. Most recently, we served together on the Board of Orange County Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership to keep children out of gangs, a cause we both feel very strongly about. I have tremendous respect for Sheriff Hutchens both professionally and personally. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office handles over 10,000 new cases from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department each year and we look forward to continuing this great work.”