Wisconsin off-duty police officer shot dead while trying to stop armed robbery: Chief
By EMILY SHAPIRO
Jun 18, 2019
An off-duty Wisconsin police officer was shot dead while trying to stop an armed robbery at a bar Monday night, according to the police chief.
Officer John Hetland, a 24-year veteran of the Racine Police Department, had worked the day-shift on Monday, Chief Arthel Howell said.
PHOTO: Racine police officer John Hetland was shot dead June 17, 2019. Racine Police Dept.Racine police officer John Hetland was shot dead June 17, 2019. At 9:40 p.m., the veteran officer was off-duty when he saw an armed robbery unfolding at Teezers Tavern in Racine, about 25 miles south of Milwaukee.
"Hetland took immediate action," Howell said, and "during his effort to intervene," he was shot.
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