Wisconsin officer's suspected killer caught, police say

Police on Thursday arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of Racine, Wisc., Officer John Hetland on June 17.

The officer, a 24-year veteran of the department, was at a local tavern when a robber "went behind the bar and demanded money and wielded a gun," according to Kenosha County Sherrif David Beth.

Hetland jumped behind the bar to tackle the suspect but was fatally shot by the man, who then fled.

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Police released photos of the suspect, who was wearing all black and a mask covering his mouth, and authorities were offering a reward of $78,000 for information leading to Hetland's killer.

Suspect believed to have shot and killed Officer John Hetland during an attempted robbery at a local bar.

Suspect believed to have shot and killed Officer John Hetland during an attempted robbery at a local bar.

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Hetland was also a board member on the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) and the father of two children.