2 Police Officers Slain in Wisconsin Barron County

Two police officers were killed during a traffic stop in western Wisconsin Saturday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

A Chetek police officer opened a shot during a traffic check at around 3:38 p.m. on Saturday. At the scene, two police officers were pronounced dead; one from Chetek and one from Cameron. According to a news release from the DOJ, the shooter was brought to the hospital but later died.

Law Enforcement Support

Wisconsin’s law enforcement agencies have been posting their support on Facebook about the incident.

“Our sympathies go out to the families of the two officers killed today in the line of duty, as well as to the police departments in Cameron and Chetek, and to the people of Barron County. Brothers, you may relax; we’ll be keeping watch “On Saturday night, the division made a Facebook post.

“All our love and prayers go out to the families of two officers lost in the line of duty today. May the Lord bless you and keep you and bring you peace,” Oconto County Sheriff Todd Skarban posted on Facebook.

2 Police Officers Slain in Wisconsin Barron County

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Chetek Police Department & Village of Cameron Police Department Family, Friends, and Community. We stand together. Sadly Two officers have died in the line of duty. More information coming on this tragic incident,” the Milwaukee Fire Honor Guard posted on Facebook.

The Village of East Troy Police Department wrote, “Tonight our hearts are heavy as we extend our thoughts and prayers to the Village of Cameron Police Department, the City of Chetek Police Department, the Barron County community, and the families of two officers lost in the line of duty today.”

The Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation and DOJ lead the investigation into the “officer-involved critical incident.” The DOJ said there is no threat to the public.

There is a heavy police presence as of 9:11 p.m., and the Wisconsin State Patrol is directing traffic away from the scene.

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