Winston-Salem, NC -- October 7 marks one year since two Winston-Salem police officers were shot while responding to a domestic call.
One year ago, Winston-Salem Police Sergeant Mickey Hutchens and officer Daniel Clark were called to the Bojangles on Peters Creek Parkway for a domestic disturbance.
A man at the scene, Monte Evans, led the officers on a short foot chase before he began shooting at the officers.
Hutchens was shot in the face. He was in the hospital for five days before he died. Clark was shot twice, one hit is bullet-proof vest, but the other got lodged in his neck. He was released from the hospital two days later.
Evans died on scene after a shot from Officer Clark. Police said his wife worked at the restaurant.
During an interview with WFMY News 2 earlier in the week, Clark said he is going to live his life as usual on Thursday.
"I'm going to try to just keep it as normal as possible and go to work just like normal and do my day just like it's any other day," he said.
Organ Donation Inspired By Hutchens
Hutchens was with the Winston-Salem Police Department for 27 years. He is survived by his wife, Beth, and their two daughters.
The fallen officer was also a organ donor. His family donated his organs, including his eyes, after his death.
The North Carolina Eye Bank has previously honored Hutchens for his donation.
Penny Lebreck with the North Carolina Eye Bank, also an organ donor recipient, was on the Good Morning Show Thursday. Penny has worked closely with Beth and said Beth has become a powerhouse for donation awareness.
Hutchens' widow previously said she and her husband often spoke about leaving behind a legacy through organ donation.
A billboard with Hutchens' photo was produced by DonateLifeNC. It shares hit donation story and asks others to save lives.
There are more than 3,000 people waiting for transplants in North Carolina. While 879 patients received a donor transplant in 2009, another 190 died while waiting.
There are two ways to sign up if you are interested. You can do it at the Department of Motor Vehicles when you get or renew your drivers license or through the organization Donate Life NC.WFMY News 2