“An extraordinary officer:” Visitation, service arrangements set for fallen Racine Police officer

Updated: 10:05 a.m. on June 21, 2019

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) – The funeral for Racine Police officer John Hetland will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at the Carthage College A.F. Seibert Chapel at 11 a.m.

The funeral will include full law enforcement honors.

A public visitation will be held Tuesday at the Chapel from 3-7 p.m. and 9-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.


Posted: 12:28 p.m. on June 20, 2019

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) – Racine Police Chief Art Howell says a visitation for fallen officer John Hetland will be held on Tuesday and a service on Wednesday.

The off-duty officer was fatally shot after he intervened in an armed robbery at Teezers Tavern Monday evening.

At a press conference on Thursday, Howell talked about how good of a man Hetland was.

“John wasn’t just an officer, wasn’t just a father, wasn’t just a son. He was a personal friend,” Howell said. “John was an extraordinary officer and I can be encouraged by not the way he died, but the way he lived.”

Authorities are searching for the suspect in this case.

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