Reward for information in death of Officer John Hetland increases to $86,300

John Hetland

RACINE — The reward for information in the shooting death of Racine Police Officer John Hetland is at a total of $86,000. John Hetland was fatally shot while trying to stop a robbery at Teezers bar on June 17.

According to a Facebook post from the Racine County Crime Stoppers, $45,300 of this money is from donations to Crime Stoppers — and will be administered by Crime Stoppers of Racine County.

The Facebook post reads:

“Thank you to anonymous donor who donated $1,000 on behalf of Racine City Tavern League to the Crime Stoppers’ reward. The final reward total is $86,300. $45,300 of this money is from donations to Crime Stoppers and will be administered by Crime Stoppers of Racine County.”

“While there is a suspect in custody, there is still a lot of investigation and police work still to come. In the coming days and weeks we will know if the arrest will result in a reward being given and share information as we receive it from law enforcement.”

John Hetland

Funeral for Racine Police Officer John Hetland

Funeral for Racine Police Officer John Hetland

Charges were filed Friday, June 28 against the man accused of fatally shooting Racine Police Officer John Hetland.

Dalquavis Ward

Dalquavis Ward, 26, faces the following charges:

  • First-degree intentional homicide – use of a dangerous weapon
  • Armed robbery
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Donors include:

  • FBI $20,000
  • Andis Company: $15,000
  • Racine Culvers: $5,000
  • Kenosha Tattoo Company $1,000
  • Crime Stoppers Reward stands at $37,500 with donations from the below businesses:
    Z Mac Transportation $2,000
  • Central Saw & Mower $1,000
  • Educator’s Credit Union $5,000
  • Crime Stoppers: $2,000
  • Dickies’ Bar $2,000
  • WPPA: $5,000
  • Joey’ Yardarm: $5,000
  • Floyd’s Towing: $2,000
  • Hiawatha: $2,000
  • Teezers: $2,000
  • Private Citizens: $1,500
  • Josh Martin Roofing: $2,000
  • Boiler Room: $1,000
  • WatersEdge Hotel, LLC. $5000

Anyone with information was asked to please call Crimestoppers at 262-656-7333, 888-363-9330 or 8800-807-8477 (TIPS).

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