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Two Barron County Police Officers, From Chetek & Cameron, Shot & Killed


Two northwestern Wisconsin police officers in Barron County – one from Chetek and one from Cameron – were shot and killed during a traffic stop on Saturday, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has confirmed.

DOJ confirmed that it “is investigating an officer involved critical incident in the village of Cameron, Wis. that occurred on the afternoon of Saturday, April 8, 2023.”

At approximately 3:38 p.m., “an officer from Chetek Police Department conducted a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, gunfire was exchanged,” the release says.

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“One Chetek Police Officer and one Cameron Police Officer were pronounced deceased at the scene. The involved individual was taken to a hospital where they later died. There is no threat to the community,” the release says.

“DCI is leading this investigation and is assisted by Barron County Sheriff’s Office, Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin State Crime Lab and a DCI Crime Response Specialist. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation,” the release says.

“DCI is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Barron County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.”

The names of the officers and suspect were not released.

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Jim Piwowarczyk
Jim Piwowarczyk is an investigative journalist and co-founder of Wisconsin Right Now.

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