The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation says that during a traffic stop in Cameron on Saturday, 8 April 2023, a suspect shot and killed two police officers (DCI).
A news release from the government said that the officers were from two different police departments.
The Wisconsin DOJ said that an officer from the Chetek Police Department stopped a car in Cameron, Wisconsin, at 3:38 p.m. local time on Saturday. At that time, the officer and the suspect started shooting at each other.
Officials say that both the Chetek police officer and the Cameron police officer died at the scene.
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In the news release, the state’s justice department said the suspect had also been killed.
“I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss today of two officers,” Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul tweeted Saturday night. “I am thinking of their families and the Chetek and Cameron Police Departments at this incredibly difficult time.”
The officers’ and the suspect’s names have not been made public. When ABC News asked the Wisconsin Department of Justice for a comment, they did not answer right away.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers tweeted his condolences on Sunday, 9 April 2023, to family and friends of the two officers.
Our hearts are heavy for the Chetek and Cameron police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty yesterday. Kathy and I are praying for the officers' families, colleagues, and the Barron County community mourning this tragic loss.
— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) April 9, 2023
According to the Wisconsin DOJ, DCI is in charge of the investigation and is working with the Barron County Sheriff’s Office, the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Wisconsin State Crime Lab, and a DCI Crime Response Specialist.
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Officials said that when DCI is done with its investigation, it will send its findings to the Barron County District Attorney.
“Our community is experiencing a time of great tragedy. As we continue to work through this, please respect the privacy of our law enforcement officers and their families,” Chetek Chief of Police Ron Ambrozaitis said in a statement posted on the department’s Facebook page on Sunday,9 April 2023.
“We want to thank the community for their continued support and overwhelming acts of kindness. The support has been tremendous!”
Source- ABC News