Hunter Scheel Obituary, Death – Emily Breidenbach & Hunter Scheel EOW The 8th of April, 2023 I’m not sure why I’m finding myself to be more affected by this. The news is consistently filled with reports of terrible events. Even though it breaks our hearts, our culture is getting less sensitive over time. These police officers volunteered to safeguard our community; nevertheless, even though there is always the potential for danger, they did not volunteer to put their lives on the line.
It’s possible that it hits us hard because we saw Emily about 15 to 20 minutes before her life was taken while we were visiting on the main street of Chetek. It’s possible that it affects me hard because their ages were close to mine at the time. Perhaps it was because we were in Chetek on that day and heard the sirens that were going off because there was a shooter in the area. Perhaps as a result of the fact that my sister was only 10 minutes late while driving on SS.
Perhaps because their ultimate sacrifice prevented an even greater tragedy from taking place. Perhaps it’s because I have friends and family members as well as spouses who are serving in the police force. Because these two officers were actually excellent people who cared deeply about their town and didn’t deserve what happened to them. It has a catastrophic impact on our quaint village. Driving around Chetek, Cameron, and Rice Lake and seeing all of the blue-lined flags, blue lights, and support for our police officers and their families has, on the other hand, been very humbling.