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Cameron Police Officer shot and killed while responding to domestic dispute

Hunter was born June 10, 1999, at Barron to Wayne Scheel and Jessica (Pierce) Janota. He attended school in Prairie Farm, where he excelled in track and field, competing at the state tournament and also breaking the school’s record for the 3200-meter dash. He graduated from Prairie Farm High School in 2017.

Hunter entered the Army National Guard and was still on active duty at the rank of CPL at the time of his death. In 2019-2020, he served a tour in Afghanistan, which also brought him into Kuwait. His medals include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star and the Army Service Ribbon.

Hunter fulfilled his lifelong dream by enrolling in the Police Recruit Academy at Northwoods Technical College in Rice Lake and graduating in 2022. He started his career with the Cameron Police Department as a part-time officer in 2022 and went became a full time officer in January of 2023.

Hunter was an avid fisherman and hunter, and truly enjoyed the peacefulness of the outdoors. He also played in the Men’s Hockey League in Rice Lake on Sunday nights. A treasured activity in his life was collecting sap and making maple syrup with his Grandpa Bear. He had an “old soul” and found happiness and peace in simple things.

All who knew him were so fortunate, and loved him dearly.

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