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Brazos Valley comes together to remember life of longtime law enforcement officer

Posted at 4:54 PM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 17:54:41-05

CALDWELL, TX — ”If you ever needed anything, he would be right there to stand by your side always... always,” said Amanda Ingram, the older sister of Officer Christopher Luttrell.

Luttrell lost his life in a major collision west of Brazos County on December 17. On Monday, friends and family gathered to share their fondest memories of him.

”Yeah, my little brother was tough on the outside, but he was full of marshmellowy gooness on the inside,” Ingram said.

Luttrell lived to serve his community and was filled with joy to do so

”My brother loved his community, and he loved just serving people and taking care of people, and that was his biggest joy in life,” the proud sister added.

He left many memories behind, but for his eldest son, the biggest lesson was this.

”Be yourself, because that’s the number one thing. He’s always told me it doesn’t matter what you’re going to do in life as long as you love it, then that’s just the best thing you can do,” said Officer Luttrell's son, Christopher.

Lutrell spent 19 years and 10 months on the force, working for various agencies across the Texas area. But it seems his greatest skill was the way he treated other.

”One of the things that I kind of always appreciated about him is the fact that he was a great example of what a great human should be. He’s always had a very big giving heart,” said Joe Espinoza, patrol sergeant with Blinn College Police Department.

Luttrell was a giver, a family man, a survivor and advocate. He was immensely involved with the Sexual Assault Resource Center and built the bridge between law enforcement and advocacy at Blinn College.

”Truly rare to find an officer that is so passionate about advocating for survivors and changing the system and wanting to make a difference and also being a survivor themselves,” said Lauren Spitznagle the executive director of Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC).

Christopher Lutrell's funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on December 29 at the Caldwell Civic Center.