EOW: April 8, 2023 | Cause: Gunfire
Age: 23 Tour: 1 Year Badge: 608
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Police Officer Hunter Scheel and Police Officer Emily Breidenbach of the Chetek Police Department were shot and killed during a traffic stop at Wisconsin Highway SS and 13th Avenue in the Village of Cameron at 3:38 pm. Officer Scheel and Officer Breidenbach pulled over a vehicle for a warrant and welfare check on the driver. The subject was armed, and gunfire was exchanged. Officer Scheel and Officer Breidenbach succumbed to their wounds at the scene. The subject was transported to the hospital where he died. A memorial for the officers continues to grow day after day. People are adding fresh flowers, candles, paintings and individual messages to Scheel and Breidenbach.
Cameron’s Police Chief remembered Hunter as a passionate fisherman, Wild fan, and, most of all, an officer. “To be able to know Hunter, mentor him, give him the ability to do something he loved. And he loved it,” Chief Adam Steffen said.
His girlfriend, Camryn Gosdeck, wrote a tribute to him on Facebook, describing him as a dedicated partner who always knew how to cheer her up when she was down. “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,” she wrote.
Officer Scheel was a United States Army National Guard veteran and served with the Cameron Police Department for one year. He is survived by his girlfriend, mother, stepfather, father, and three sisters. Through the generosity of our donors, we had the honor of hand-delivering vital resources to help ease their financial hardship while mourning.
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