Rice lake shooting: 2 Barron County police officers killed, third one critical, What happened? Explained

Barron country shooting

Two cops were killed in a police-involved shooting in the Villages of Cameron and Chetek City on Saturday. Let’s see more about the Barron country shooting in detail.

The officer-involved shooting:

Law enforcement organizations report that a shooting near County Road SS resulted in one officer being shot and later pronounced deceased. 

Authorities claim that the two officers died while performing their jobs at their respective places of duty.  

Marinette County Sheriff’s Office released a statement on the passing of two officers and the statement reads,

The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office would like to send our thoughts and prayers to the Village of Cameron and the City of Chetek Police Departments in Barron County and the families of two officers lost in the line of duty. 

An intense police presence was there in the areas of County Road SS, earlier on Saturday.

Around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Rice Lake Police Department changed its Facebook profile picture to a photo of a police badge with black and blue lines running through it. This is usually done after an officer is killed in the line of duty.

Barron Country shooting- Explained:

Two officers were killed in a traffic stop in Barron County on Saturday. In a statement issued by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, it was said that a Chetek police officer had stopped a car on Saturday around 3:30. 

A gunfight broke out during the stop. One from the Cameron Police Department and one from the Chetek Police Department were both declared deceased at the spot. 

The person who was pulled over was transferred to the hospital, where they eventually died. There is no threat to the community, according to the DOJ. 

Following the ongoing incident, the Barron County Sheriff left a sympathy message on their official Facebook page.

The statement released by Barron County Sheriff’s office reads,

“UPDATE: According to confirmed information, one Rice Lake Police Officer and one City of Chetek Police Officer who was shot and injured in a shootout with a suspect on County Road SS in Barron County, WI. have both passed away.

According to reports, a third officer remains in critical condition following the incident Saturday. The shooting incident was reported around past 2 p.m., citizens were warned to stay away from the area due to an active investigation.”

Police investigation:

The 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 are working with the Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to conduct this investigation.

When the investigation is finished, DCI will pass over investigative reports to the Barron County District Attorney. The names of those involved have not yet been made public.

As officers look into an officer-involved shooting, the authorities warned everyone to stay off County Road SS between Cameron and Chetek. Authorities did not say whether they had detained any suspects.

This is a developing story..

Tributes to the police officers:

Following the incident, many people send their condolences to the police officers who were killed in the shooting.

Wisconsin Dells Judo Dojo Inc. shared their tribute,

Sad day as we just found out at least one of my wife’s friends/coworkers has been shot/killed.

Northeast & Central WI ATV/UTV Association shared their heartfelt condolences saying,

The Northeast & Central WI ATV/UTV Association extends our deepest sympathies to our law enforcement in the Barron County area tonight. We stand in solidarity with the Chetek Police Department and Village of Cameron Police Department during this difficult time, and offer our sincerest condolences and support. Our hearts go out to the families of the officers, as well as to their colleagues, friends, and the communities they served. The sacrifice made by these officers is immeasurable and cannot be understated. Wisconsin lost 2 officers to a shooting in Barron County. Please keep their families in your thoughts.

Maribeth Ashley posted,

Two Police officers are dead from a shooting at a traffic stop in Cameron, WI. So sad especially the day before Easter. Prayers for their families.

Jenna Sazama posted,

In their final hour, evil will answer in the face of God. Trust in the Almighty. Weeping, moaning and gnashing of teeth will be eternal for evil. Blessed are the Peacemakers. The Holy Spirit will take it from here.
Rest easy and heal peacefully to those affected in the Barron County shooting.

Terry Martorano commented,

More senseless killings. Prayers to the families of the officers.


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