Funeral details announced for slain Barron County officers

JM McBride

Funeral details have been announced for the two Barron County officers who died in the line of duty, Chetek Police Officer Emily Breidenbach and Cameron Police Officer Hunter Scheel.

The Cameron Police Department posted the funeral information on its Facebook page:

Saturday April 15, 2023
Visitation from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Time of service 1 p.m.

Cameron High School
750 South First Street
Cameron, WI 54822

"Police honors will be conducted following the service outside of the high school," Cameron police wrote.

A candlelight vigil was also held for the two officers.

Cameron police wrote in a separate post, "All monetary donations for Officer Hunter Scheel can be sent to Community Bank of Cameron...On behalf of my department, we thank you for your continued support!"

There is also a memorial fund for Officer Breidenbach:

Cameron Chief Adam Steffen wrote, "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. We want to thank the community for their continued support and overwhelming acts of kindness. The support has been tremendous!"

Chief Ron Ambrozaitis, of the Chetek Police Department, released an identical statement on his department's Facebook page.
Police car.Photo byScott RodgersononUnsplash

The officers were shot and killed in a traffic stop by a man who had an open warrant in a divorce case, according to a previous press release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The suspect, Glenn Perry, also died of his wounds, the DOJ said. He had a domestic violence history, according to Wisconsin court records.

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