Reward for information on suspect in Officer Hetland's death increased to $64,500

NOW: Reward for information on suspect in Officer Hetland’s death increased to $64,500


Updated 12:00 p.m. on June 22, 2019

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The reward amount has been increased to $64,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who was involved in the homicide of Officer John Hetland.

Donors include:

FBI $20,000
Andis: $15,000
Racine Culvers: $5,000
Tommy D: $2,000

Racine County Crime Stoppers $22,500 with donations from the below businesses:

Crime Stoppers: $2,000
WPPA: $5,000
Joey LeGath: $5,000
Floyd's Towing: $2,000
Hiawatha: $2,000
Teezers: $3,000
Josh Martin Roofing: $2,000
Boiler Room: $1,000
Individuals: $500

The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department who is handling the investigation is asking the public to report the following:

  • Did they see something in the area before or after the crime?
  • Have they heard reliable rumors?
  • Were people they know out and about in the area the night of the crime?
  • Is there a friend or family member that is suddenly unaccounted for?
  • Suspicious activity by people they may suspect?
  • Names of suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 262-656-7333 or 888-363-9330.


Updated: 7:45 a.m. on June 21, 2019

RACINE COUNTY (CBS 58) – The total reward for information on the suspect in the fatal shooting of off-duty Racine Police officer John Hetland has reached $43,500.


Posted: 12:08 p.m. on June 20, 2019

KENOSHA COUNTY (CBS 58) – Authorities held a press conference Thursday morning to update the reward for information on the suspect in the shooting death of an off-duty Racine Police officer.

Racine Police say Officer John Hetland was shot after he intervened in an armed robbery at Teezers Tavern Monday evening.

The reward for information on the suspect has been raised to $42,000.

The Andis Corporation is offering $15,000, the FBI is offering $20,000 and Crime Stoppers is offering $2,000.

Culver's of Racine offered to provide an additional $5,000 in reward money 

“Help us catch this person and get him off the streets,” Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 888-636-9330, 262-656-7333 or 800-807-TIPS (8477).

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