RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- Two off-duty police officers have been killed in separate incidents in southeastern Wisconsin.
Racine police say Officer John Hetland was fatally shot Monday about 9:40 p.m. when he tried to intervene in an armed robbery at Teezers bar. And Milwaukee police say Officer Kou Her died early Tuesday when he was struck by a speeding driver who ran a red light at a Milwaukee intersection. Milwaukee Chief Alfonso Morales says Her had just finished his shift in the 4th District. Police have arrested a 34-year-old man who has a history of drunken driving.
In Racine, multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for the gunman who shot Hetland after the officer tried to stop the armed robbery.
The bodies of both officers were escorted to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office in Milwaukee Tuesday.
RACINE, Wis. (AP) --Racine police say one of their officers has been killed while trying to stop an armed robbery at a local bar.
A statement from Police Chief Arthel Howell Tuesday says Officer John Hetland, who was off duty, was fatally shot at Teezers bar Monday about 9:40 p.m. when he intervened in the crime.
Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for the gunman, who was masked when he entered the bar. One of the bar's owners posted on Facebook that the suspect fired his gun and fled out the back door after a struggle.
Police officers could be seen embracing at the scene of the shooting. Hetland was a 24-year veteran of the Racine Police Department.