Recently Fallen Hero


Patrol Officer John D. Hetland

Racine (WI) Police Department
End of Watch: June 17, 2019

Patrol Officer John D. Hetland was shot and killed as he intervened in an armed robbery while off duty. No arrests have been made in this case. Officer Hetland is the 23rd law enforcement officer to be shot and killed this year and the second officer fatality from the state of Wisconsin in 2019.

Department

Chief Arthel Howell
Racine Police Department
730 Center St.
Racine, WI 53403
262.635.7700

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8 Replies to “Recently Fallen Hero

  1. IT IS VERY SAD TO READ THAT SUCH A DEDICATED BRAVE HEART WHO WAS OFF DUTY, TRIED TO STOP A ARMED ROBBERY, BUT ENDED UP SACRIFICING HIS LIFE, SO THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE.

    Patrol Officer John D. Hetland, YOU GAVE IT ALL FOR WHICH YOU SHALL ALWAYS REMAIN IN THE HEARTS OF POLICE OFFICERS WHO WILL FOREVER BE YOUR EXTENDED FAMILY.

    MY SINCERE AND PERSONAL CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY.

  2. Prayers being offered for Officer John Hetland, his family, and the members of the Racine Police Department. May St. Michael escort you to Heaven, Officer Hetland.

  3. My Heartfelt Sympathy to Officer Hetland’s Family, and Brothers and Sisters in Blue. May you rest in God’s arms, now, Officer Hetland. Your Dedication and Service will always be remembered, and appreciated.

  4. This tragic event just shows that we are never off duty. Take your righteous place now officer Hetland and we will visit to honour you next May
    We in London share the grief.

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