Communities are mourning the loss of two officers killed in the line of duty in Barron County Saturday afternoon.

Two Wisconsin police officers were killed on Saturday following a shootout with a suspect during a traffic stop in Cameron, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).

A Chetek Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop at 3:38 p.m., local time, in Cameron, Wisconsin, on Saturday when a shootout began between the officer and the suspect, the Wisconsin DOJ said.

The Chetek officer and an officer from the Cameron Police Department were killed at the scene, according to officials.

The suspect was also killed, the state’s justice department confirmed in the news release.

DCI is leading the investigation into the case and is working alongside Barron County Sheriff’s Office, Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin State Crime Lab and a DCI Crime Response Specialist, according to the Wisconsin DOJ.

DCI will send over its findings to the Barron County District Attorney once it finishes its investigation, officials said.

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