Reward increased for info in police officer homicide

A reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed a Racine Police officer Monday has been increased, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday.

John Hetland, a Racine Police officer who was off duty, intervened to stop an armed robbery at a bar in Racine, where Hetland happened to be. The robber shot Hetland and then fled.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is the lead agency investigating the case.

From the KCSD media release:

The Andis Company has announced that they have increased their offered reward from $5000 to $15,000. This reward combined with the Federal Bureau of Investigation reward of $20000 and the Racine Crimestopper Reward of $2000 brings the total reward amount to $37,000. Sheriff Beth and Chief Art Howell announced this updated amount today at a press conference. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department continues to follow up on all of the tips and leads that we have received. We are asking the public to report:

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

We urge anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 262-656-7333, 888-363-9330 or 8800-
807-8477 (TIPS).


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