Patrolman William A. Burgholzer, Jr.

Patrolman William A. Burgholzer, Jr.

Oswego Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, January 18, 1972

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William A. Burgholzer, Jr.

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.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 5

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Patrolman Burgholzer,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oswego. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 18, 2022

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