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Deputy Chris Hutton of the Grand Forks County Sheriff's dept. will be receiving a statewide award from the VFW Wednesday. Herald photo by Eric Hylden

Five years after life-changing accident, GF deputy honored as state's officer of the year

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Chris Hutton's return to the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office wasn't too different than his return to one of his favorite pastimes -- softball.


Initially, he hopped to first base, then hobbled his way to second. Eventually he was able to manage his way to third base.

Now, more than five years removed from a motorcycle accident that cost him half of his right leg, Hutton said he is running out inside-the-park home runs.

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