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Hunter Scheel identified as a Cameron police officer killed during traffic stop

His family says he “went down fighting” and is a hero.



According to various family members and friends, Hunter Scheel was identified as the Cameron, Wisconsin police officer who lost his life on April 8, 2023 while on duty.

Earlier, Emily Breidenbach was identified by relatives as the Chetek police officer who also passed away during the same incident as Scheel.

Camryn Gosdeck share the heartbreaking tribute on Facebook:

It is with a heavy heart to share that my love, my soulmate, and my best friend made the ultimate sacrifice doing exactly what he was meant to do, help others. Hunter Timothy Scheel meant so much to so many people and left anyone he encountered with a laugh and a smile. Hunter was a living blessing who cared so deeply for those he loved. Not only was he an officer for the Cameron Police Department, he also served for the Army National Guard and volunteered himself to serve in Afghanistan.He knew me more than I knew myself and always knew exactly how to cheer me up when I was upset or feeling down. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner. We had so much planned for our future and looked forward to growing old with one another. Because of this, I am absolutely heartbroken and never knew I could feel such an immense pain as having my other half ripped from me. My heart hurts for him, for his family and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. At this time, we don’t have many details. Please keep Hunter and the Chetek Officer and their families in your thoughts and prayers. Please thank your first responders and veterans when you see them. Please hug your loved ones tight. And please show kindness in every encounter you have. Hunter, I love you with my whole heart. I don’t know what to do with myself as our future has been stripped away. Only time can heal the hurt I am feeling. I hope you are having the best conversations with Jesus and my Grandpa. I feel your presence in the wind and see you in the birds that fly by. I love you, I love you, I love you my baby“Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”Joshua 1:9

Officials have provided scant details about the passing of the two officers, only noting that they perished during a traffic stop that culminated in a shootout.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice stated in a press release that the perpetrator, who remains unnamed, is also deceased.

The shooting occurred after an officer from the Chetek Police Department pulled over a motorist at around 3:38 p.m. and exchanged gunfire with the individual.

According to a statement from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, two police officers, one from Chetek and another from Cameron, were killed in a shooting during a traffic stop, while the suspect was taken to the hospital and later died.

The identities of the shooter have not been disclosed.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul expressed his condolences on Twitter, stating that he is devastated by the loss and offering support to the families and police departments involved.

The investigation into the shooting incident is being led by the Division of Criminal Investigation within the Wisconsin Department of Justice, and a report will be submitted to the district attorney of Barron County once the investigation is complete.

Additional information was not provided by the Wisconsin Department of Justice in response to a request for comment from FOX3.

The shooting took place in the village of Cameron in Barron County, which is located approximately 227 miles (365 kilometers) west of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and 96 miles (154 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis. Chetek, Wisconsin, is situated around 9 miles (14 kilometers) southeast of Cameron.

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department expressed condolences and solidarity with the Cameron and Chetek Police Departments, stating that their thoughts and prayers are with them. Similarly, the Marinette County Deputy Sheriff’s Association posted on Facebook, expressing heavy hearts and sending thoughts and prayers to the Village of Cameron Police Department, the City of Chetek Police Department, the Barron County community, and the families of the two officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.