Sheriff Sandra Hutchens announced today that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
"On November 9, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The cancer was caught early and is curable. It will require a treatment program and a few constraints with some of the activities I regularly handle over the next 6-8 months, “said Sheriff Hutchens.
“At the end of that time, I will be back to my usual self. I will stay fully engaged with my duties and responsibilities as Sheriff-Coroner of Orange County and I plan to run for a second term in 2014.
“As always, it is an honor to serve as your Sheriff and I thank you all for your continued support."
Sheriff Hutchens was appointed in 2008, and re-elected in 2010. She and her executive command staff, approximately 3,600 sworn and professional staff members along with more than 800 reserve personnel provide law enforcement services free from prejudice or favor, with leadership, integrity, and respect to all people. OCSD serves 670,000 Orange County residents in 12 contract cities and the unincorporated County areas through 24-hour police patrols, investigative units, parking control and vehicle abatement services. In addition, OCSD provides the following services to the more than three million residents of the County of Orange: coroner, forensic science, correctional facilities, hazardous device squad, communications, court security, John Wayne Airport security, harbor patrol and many other services.