RACINE, WI (AP and WLIP News)–Authorities report an arrest in the killing of a Racine police officer who was shot while trying to stop an armed robbery. Authorities confirmed the arrest in the death of Officer John Hetland at a news conference yesterday but authorities did not release details about the suspect. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth says the suspect was picked up in Milwaukee.
Beth says that a lot of work was done to get to this point.
Beth says the suspect was brought to jail wearing Officer Hetland’s handcuffs. Hetland was off-duty when he was fatally shot on June 17 when he tried to intervene in an armed robbery at Teezers Bar and Grill. Authorities say Hetland jumped over the bar and confronted a masked, armed man when he was shot. Hundreds of mourners turned out Wednesday to honor Hetland.