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Police Officer Craig Allen Birkholz | Fond du Lac Police Department, Wisconsin Fond du Lac Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer

Craig Allen Birkholz

Fond du Lac Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 67

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Officer Craig Birkholz was fatally shot after he and another officer responded to a home on South Lincoln Avenue at approximately 6:00 am for an emergency call.

When Officer Birkholz arrived, he and the second officer approached the home. A suspect opened fire from the second floor of the home, striking Officer Birkholz, the other officer, and a K9.

The suspect committed suicide during a standoff that followed the shooting.

Officer Birkholz had served with the Fond du Lac Police Department for two years and had previously served combat tours of duty with the United States Army in Iraq and Afghanistan where he obtained the rank of Sergeant. He is survived by his wife, parents, and one brother.

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Not one day goes by without thinking of you and missing you. It is so hard to believe that soon it will be five years. It often feels as if my world has stood still since that day. Love you, miss you.

G. Birkholz
mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, E.O.W. 3/20/11
January 29, 2016


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