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Racine Police officer John Hetland, who was shot to death during an armed robbery on June 17, will be buried on Wednesday.

With Rev. Kara Baylor officiating, a funeral service for Hetland, with full police honors, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carthage College – A.F. Siebert Chapel, 2001 Alford Park Drive.  Interment will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park. Public visitation will be held 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Carthage College Siebert Chapel.

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The funeral procession is expected to leave the chapel at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday. They will be taking the following route:

  • Depart Siebert Hall northbound on Campus Drive
  • North (right) on STH 32
  • West (left) on Chicory Rd.
  • North (right) on Memorial Dr.
  • East (right) on 16th St.
  • North (left) on Main St.
  • East (right) on 11th St.
  • North (left) on Pershing Park Dr.
  • West (left) on 6th St.
  • Exit traffic circle on to westbound STH 20/Washington Av.
  • North (right) on to 90th St.
  • West (left) into West Lawn Memorial Park.

Traffic delays are to be expected in the area of the procession. Please use alternate travel routes.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.