Milwaukee Police say Officer Kou Her was killed after a crash at 60th & Capitol early Tuesday morning. At 1:35 a.m. the officer was hit by a suspect at the intersection while driving home from work. Witnesses tell police the suspect was traveling “at a high rate of speed” and drove through a red light, hitting the officer’s car.
A veteran officer with the Racine Police Department was shot and killed after witnessing an armed robbery in progress at Teezer’s Tavern, 1936 Lathrop Ave., at approximately 9:40 p.m. Monday, Racine Police announced Tuesday morning.
Officer John Hetland was off duty when he witnessed an armed robbery in progress at Teezer’s and took immediate action to stop the felony in progress. During his effort to intervene, Hetland sustained a fatal gunshot wound.