Sgt. Mickey Hutchens, the Winston-Salem, N.C., police officer who was shot last Wednesday answering a call about a domestic disturbance at a fast-food restaurant, died last night at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Hutchens died at 6:56 p.m., Police Chief Scott Cunningham said at a news conference. Hutchens, 50, a patrol supervisor, was a 27-year veteran of the force.

"Mickey sacrificed his life protecting the citizens of Winston-Salem," Cunningham said. "His sacrifice was not in vain. He believed in what he was doing. He spent his life helping others."

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