Captain Luther E (Ed) Cutchins, Jr. USAF ret, 63, died peacefully on 9/20/2017 from ALS.
Survived by wife Lynn (Schlieff) of New Brighton, MN; son Luther of Chattanooga, TN; and his grandchildren, Josh, Nathan, Emily and Ava; sisters, Kay (Joel) Guy, and Linda Jennings of Marianna, FL; brother, TJ Cutchins of Tallahassee, FL; and his Minnesota family: in-laws, Harry (Sandy) Schlieff, Ann (Robert) Brannon, Jeff (Noreen) Schlieff; nieces, Molly and Emily Schlieff; and nephews, Will and Ben Brannon. Ed was a 1971 graduate of Marianna High School, joining the Air Force the same year. During Ed’s 20 year Air Force career, Ed held many interesting and challenging positions that took him all over the world, including Faculty Member at the National Defense University, Software Development Manager and Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations where he retired as the Deputy Chief of Computer Crimes Investigations. After the Air Force, Ed worked for several law enforcement agencies. In Florida, while working for the FL Dept of Law Enforcement, Ed was the first crime laboratory analyst for the Computer Evidence Recovery Unit. Ed moved on to work for the Virginia State Police where he retired as the Systems Analyst in charge of computerized criminal history. Ed then moved to a similar position in Minnesota with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension where he retired after his diagnoses of ALS in 2013. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to ALS Guardian Angels http://www.alsguardianangels.com/donate.html in Ed’s honor. Private interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday September 26, 6-8PM at Washburn-McReavy Miller New Brighton Chapel, 706 4th Ave. NW, New Brighton, MN. Funeral service Wednesday September 27, 12PM with visitation one hour prior all at Washburn-McReavy Miller New Brighton Chapel.