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Patrolman William A. Burgholzer, Jr. | Oswego Police Department, Illinois Oswego Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

William A. Burgholzer, Jr.

Oswego Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 18, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 5

Cause: Heart attack

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Patrolman William Burgholzer suffered a fatal heart attack while searching for several suspects who had just robbed a grocery store. He was assisting at a roadblock and had stopped a bus. As he began to search the bus he collapsed.

Patrolman Burgholzer had served with the Oswego Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Officer Burgholzer's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 9-28-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police
October 2, 2017

 

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