Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # 67
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Committed suicide
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.