Police Officer Craig Allen Birkholz

Police Officer Craig Allen Birkholz

Fond du Lac Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Sunday, March 20, 2011

Craig Allen Birkholz

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.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 67
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Craig, my son, you know I miss you every single day! Watch over your brother as he rides the nearly 300 miles in your memory this week with the Wisconsin Riders PUT from New Jersey to the memorial wall in DC. For his first time. Love always, mom

Mother G. Birkholz
Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011

May 7, 2018

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