Wisconsin shooting: Who are Hunter Scheel and Emily Breidenbach? Cameron and Chetek police officers shot and killed in shootout with suspect


 Wisconsin shooting: Who are Hunter Scheel and Emily Breidenbach? Cameron and Chetek police officers shot and killed in shootout with suspect

During a traffic check northwest of Cameron, two Wisconsin police officers were shot and killed on Saturday afternoon. The Families of the Killed Chetek and Cameron Police Officers Honor Them as Heroes. Keep reading this article to know Who are Hunter Scheel and Emily Breidenbach the Cameron and Chetek police officers who shot and killed in a shootout with a suspect.

UPDATE: Family Reveals Names of Slain Chetek and Cameron Police Officers

Family members have identified the two police officers from Chetek and Cameron, Wisconsin, who were shot and murdered while conducting a traffic check as Emily Breidenbach and Hunter Scheel.

Both of the cops received heroic praise. They were characterized as officers who were devoted to the communities they served and who exhibited compassion and caring.

Videos of the officers dealing with the public and interacting with children in both instances have surfaced. On April 8, 2023, they perished while performing their duties. The suspect also passed away, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

It’s been an honor working with both of you, one community member commented in a post that included a picture of the two policemen side by side along with their badge numbers.

“Both are such excellent policemen and both are so driven. Each of you had a great passion for your work and was constantly eager to assist those in need. Both 608 and 614 are already sorely missed. Words are inadequate to express the suffering that your loss has caused throughout society”

Who are Hunter Scheel and Emily Breidenbach?

About Emily Breidenbach

Breidenbach spent four years working as a Chetek officer and was also a Stoughton officer, according to her LinkedIn profile. She worked in asset protection for Cabela’s, Kohl’s, and Macy’s stores in Green Bay and Madison, holding a variety of positions.

She graduated from Northcentral Technical College and UW-Green Bay. Breidenbach received a sunshine award from WEAU-TV in 2019. She pursued a career in law enforcement after her father, a former police chief in Pardeeville, Wisconsin, did.

Tessa Anderson, according to WEAU

“I firmly believe that Chetek Police Department Officer Emily Breidenbach deserves a Sunshine Award. She has been a truly wonderful person. Tessa Anderson, writing to WEAU, stated, “Emily always wants to stop and shoot the breeze with you or if she is sitting, watching the traffic, she will take time out and chat and I think that is very lovely of her.

“Whenever I’m having a bad day, Emily always manages to make me feel better with her grin or her cheery, upbeat attitude. She always has an answer to any questions I might have. I want to thank Emily for our friendship, all of her assistance, and our many conversations. I believe she would be the one I would feel the most at ease talking to if I ever needed to seek assistance.

You can always feel comfortable being yourself around Emily, and you’ll never feel like just another face in the crowd. I want to thank her for all that she does for the community as a whole as well as for me.

Emily Breidenbach

Tributes poured in for Breidenbach

On the Facebook page of the Chetek Police Department, there are numerous images of Breidenbach participating in philanthropic activities and reading to children. In 2020, she went to a Female Enforcers training session in Green Bay.

Breidenbach’s brother stated,

“To know her was to love her,” Breidenbach’s brother Mike told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. She might have worked elsewhere, but she liked Chetek.

Family member Karen Yonkie wrote on Facebook,

I don’t know how to process this. Emily Ann, I’ve known you since you were ten when my pops (Tim) married your mom. You have always been a shining beckon of light. You have always lived life with such adventure and treated everyone around you with dignity and respect. from the silly vibrant 10-year-old to the girl who made a stand in high school to shave her head to the beautiful woman you were. You will be remembered and thought of daily.

The Pardeeville Fire Department wrote on Facebook,

“Many in Pardeeville may remember former Police Chief Robert Breidenbach. His daughter Emily, who followed him into law enforcement, was shot and killed in the line of duty April 8th during a traffic stop in Barron County, WI. Our thoughts are with the Breidenbach family, the family of the other fallen officer involved, and all of our law enforcement brothers and sisters who put it all on the line everyday they wear the uniform.”

According to Facebook posts, she was deeply connected with the youth in the neighborhood, visiting local schoolchildren with a K-9 named “Police Grizzly,” and supporting the Chetek Youth Center.

“Our hearts break over your loss. You were an angel on earth and now you’ve gone back to your maker. Chetek will never be the same without you. Thank you for all you did for our family. May you rest easy in the afterlife. We salute you for your bravery 🫡👮‍♀️💔” a friend wrote in a tribute.

About Hunter Scheel

Many family members and acquaintances have identified Hunter Scheel as the police officer killed on the job on April 8, 2023, in Cameron, Wisconsin. Through Facebook tributes, friends and family honored Scheel.

Hunter Scheel

Camryn Gosdeck shares the heartbreaking tribute on Facebook:

It is with a heavy heart to share that my love, my soulmate, and my best friend made the ultimate sacrifice doing exactly what he was meant to do, help others. Hunter Timothy Scheel meant so much to so many people and left anyone he encountered with a laugh and a smile. Hunter was a living blessing who cared so deeply for those he loved.

Not only was he an officer for the Cameron Police Department, but he also served for the Army National Guard and volunteered himself to serve in Afghanistan. He knew me more than I knew myself and always knew exactly how to cheer me up when I was upset or feeling down. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner.

We had so much planned for our future and looked forward to growing old with one another. Because of this, I am absolutely heartbroken and never knew I could feel such immense pain as having my other half ripped from me. My heart hurts for him, for his family, and for anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

At this time, we don’t have many details. Please keep Hunter and the Chetek Officer and their families in your thoughts and prayers. Please thank your first responders and veterans when you see them.

Please hug your loved ones tight. And please show kindness in every encounter you have. Hunter, I love you with my whole heart. I don’t know what to do with myself as our future has been stripped away.

Only time can heal the hurt I am feeling. I hope you are having the best conversations with Jesus and my Grandpa. I feel your presence in the wind and see you in the birds that fly by. I love you, I love you, I love you my baby “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Jessica Janota wrote

“I would like to thank everyone who has called, texted, or reached out in any way,” Jessica Janota wrote in a tribute to Scheel. I’m at a loss for words to express how I feel. In a few days, we will have information about the funeral. We can’t discuss the specifics of what transpired just yet but know that he fought to the bitter end and will always be my hero. I will always love and miss you, Hunter, my sweet child.

Adam Staff wrote,

Adam Staff shared a video of Scheel, writing that the officer was a “kind, responsible, honorable young man, who loved helping those around him.” The video shows Scheel letting a young boy check out his squad car.

Wisconsin shooting: What happened?

A police officer from the Chetek Police Department pulled stopped a car at roughly 3:38 p.m., according to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

According to the press statement, the officers and the driver exchanged shots at some time. Both the Cameron and Chetek police officers were declared dead at the spot. The driver was brought to a hospital where he eventually passed away.

The identities of the cops and the shooter have not yet been made public, and the incident’s specifics are still under investigation. Requests relating to the event have received no responses from the DOJ.

The Division of Criminal Investigation is overseeing the investigation into the incident, and when it is finished, it will provide a report to the Barron County district attorney.

This occurrence would be the second and third officer death in the line of duty in Wisconsin this year, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, a website that chronicles such killings nationwide. In 2022, no officers were killed in the line of duty in Wisconsin.

Just two months ago, Milwaukee Police Officer Peter Jerving was shot and died while attempting to apprehend a suspect in Milwaukee, becoming the second officer fatality in Wisconsin this year. Several police officers and the fleeing suspect engaged in gunfire in that incident, killing Terrell Thompson, the suspect, and Jerving.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Cameron and Chetek Police Departments,” the Barron County Sheriff’s Department said on Facebook.

The Marinette County Deputy Sheriff’s Association said in a Facebook post: “Tonight our hearts are heavy as we send our thoughts and prayers to the Village of Cameron Police Department, the City of Chetek Police Department, the Barron County community, and the families (both blood and blue) of two officers lost in the line of duty today.”

“Our deepest condolences will go out to Hunter Scheel and Emily Breidenbach families, friends, and the Chetek Police Department”


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