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BARRON COUNTY UPDATE (WQOW) – Two officers were killed Saturday in Barron County during a traffic stop.
According to a Wisconsin Department of Justice press release, a Chetek police officer stopped a car around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Shots were exchanged during the arrest. Two officers were pronounced dead at the scene: one from the Chetek Police Department and one from the Cameron Police Department.
The arrested person was taken to hospital where he later died.
The DOJ said there was no threat to the community.
The Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is leading this investigation and is assisted by the Barron County Sheriff’s Office, Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin State Patrol, the Wisconsin State Crime Lab and a crime response specialist from the DCI.
DCI continues to review the evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will provide investigation reports to the Barron County District Attorney once the investigation is complete.
The names of those involved have not yet been released.
This is a developing story. Stay with News 18 for new information.
UPDATE (WQOW) – There is a heavy police presence on County Road SS in Barron County on Saturday afternoon after two officers were killed in the line of duty.
A News 18 reporter at the scene spoke to a Barron County Sheriff’s Department deputy who confirmed it was a shooting involving an officer.
The Marinette County Deputy Sheriff’s Association has asked for prayers for the families of two officers lost in the line of duty at to the Facebook post.
According to the Pepin County Sheriff’s Office, the deceased officers belong to the Cameron and Chetek police departments.
The Rice Lake Police Department, in a Facebook message, said: “Our hearts go out to the family, friends and community of the Chetek Police Department and Cameron Village. The Department has updated their profile picture with a photo of a police badge crossed out with black and blue lines around 6:30 p.m.. This is usually done when an officer dies in the line of duty.
No further details are released at this time.
Law enforcement asks you to avoid the County Road SS between Cameron and Chetek.
This is a developing story. Stay with News 18 for updates.
BARRON COUNTY (WQOW) – On Saturday afternoon, the Rice Lake Police Department posted on Facebook asking people to avoid a section of County Road SS due to the presence of law enforcement.
They ask you to avoid the County Road SS between Cameron and Chetek. They haven’t explained why the law enforcement presence is there, check this story for updates as this story develops.
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UPDATE: Two police officers and suspect killed after gunfire exchanged during traffic stop in Barron County | Top Stories
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