Chetek Police Department, Wisconsin
End of Watch Saturday, April 8, 2023
Police Officer Emily Breidenbach and Police Officer Hunter Scheel of the Cameron 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 Breidenbach and Officer Scheel pulled over a vehicle for a warrant and welfare check on the driver. The subject exited his vehicle, began shooting at the officers, and gunfire was exchanged. Officer Breidenbach and Officer Scheel succumbed to their wounds at the scene. The subject was transported to the hospital where he died.
Officer Breidenbach had served with the Chetek Police Department for over four years and previously served with the Stoughton Police Department. She is survived by her parents, brother, her fiancé, and his four children. Her father was the Chief of Police for the Pardeeville Police Department.