Kenneth Hutchins

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Kenneth Hutchins (born 1941) was chief of police in Northborough, Massachusetts from 1980 to 2003.

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Hutchins was born and raised in Walpole, Massachusetts. He joined the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1968 after meeting with missionaries in Walpole, where he was working as a police officer at the time. He has served as a bishop, counselor in the presidency of the Boston Stake while Mitt Romney was president, president of the Boston Massachusetts Stake after Romney, and as a mission president in Tampa, Florida.[1]

Hutchins and his wife Patricia were scheduled to give a prayer at the 2012 Republican National Convention, the only Mormons scheduled to give a prayer there.[2] Hutchins, under chemo treatment for active lymphoma, was contacted by Mitt Romney's son Tagg, who said his father wanted him to open the convention. Hutchins agreed but had his son Rich, a stake president in Providence, Rhode Island, as back-up if he wasn't able to attend for health reasons.[1]

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