Police Officer Craig Allen Birkholz

Police Officer Craig Allen Birkholz

Fond du Lac Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Sunday, March 20, 2011

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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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Eight years!. Eight years is a long time to be separated from someone so loved. Yesterday we were overwhelmed by those sending us cards, texts, messages, emails, calls remembering you. It warms our hearts. You are not forgotten. You are so deeply missed. I often wonder where you'd be, what you'd be doing today. You had so many goals, so much enthusiasm to learn, help others, and live life. I don't think this pain in my heart will ever go away. I try to live your motto left behind: Stay strong, Stay safe, Stay positive. Love always, mom

Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz G Birkh
Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011

March 21, 2019

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