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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.

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