Police on Thursday arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of Racine, Wisc., Officer John Hetland on June 17.
The officer, a 24-year veteran of the department, was at a local tavern when a robber “went behind the bar and demanded money and wielded a gun,” according to Kenosha County Sherrif David Beth.
Hetland jumped behind the bar to tackle the suspect but was fatally shot by the man, who then fled.
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Police released photos of the suspect, who was wearing all black and a mask covering his mouth, and authorities were offering a reward of $78,000 for information leading to Hetland’s killer.
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Hetland was also a board member on the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) and the father of two children.