Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Craig Allen Birkholz

Fond du Lac Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Sunday, March 20, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer Craig Allen Birkholz

Rest in peace brother. We'll take the watch from here.

Police Officer
Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, New York

March 23, 2011

Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in peace knowing your brothers and sisters in blue will take it from here.


March 23, 2011

Thoughts and prayers are with you on yet another senseless loss of one of those who knew what the risks are. He will forever be a hero.


March 23, 2011

To the Family and Department:

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May it help in some small way to know others care.

Kay D. Wood
Mother of Deputy Marshal Glen Denning DeVanie: EOW 4/2/2003 LA

March 23, 2011

You protected and served our country in Iraq and Afghanistan only to come home and pay the ultimate sacrifice protecting your fellow citizens on your home turf. I thank you for your service, Officer Birkholz. You were the same age as my husband who was also killed in the line of duty. Robert Bolton, Eau Claire PD,EOW 10/06/82. We will NEVER forget your sacrifice. "Well done good and faithful servant." My prayers are with your wife and family.

Probation Officer Lynn BeBeau
WI Dept. of Corrections

March 23, 2011

There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends. John 15:13

May the Lord bless your wife and family and shelter them through this tough time in their life.

Thank you for your service, Craig!

Job well done!

Det Rick Gramza
Marshfield PD, Marshfield, WI

March 23, 2011

To the wife and family of Officer Birkholz, fellow department employees, and many countless friends, please know and understand that there are many thoughts and prayers that are being given and sent to all of you. Through time, may everyone find solice to know that he is now walking among the great heavenly angels Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here, go and rest.

J Dhein
City of Nekoosa Police Department

March 23, 2011

It has been 7 years since I spoke with Craig. But in these last seven years I never forgot how good a human being he was, and how solid he was at protecting those around him. He served with me in Iraq and Afghanistan,and there never rose a doubt in my heart that I could trust Craig with my life, as he did so everyday. I will miss him, he was a good person, a good friend and devoted protector of the innocent. God Bless. We will miss you.

SGT Moises Delgado

March 23, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Birkholz as well as the brotherhood at Fond du Lac Police Department. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

March 23, 2011

God bless you Sir, and be with your family. The world is a better place because of people like you.

Jack W. Henrich
Cottage Grove Police Commissioner

March 23, 2011

RIP brother...

former P.O.

March 23, 2011

Rest in peace brother. Enjoy patrol on the streets of heaven.

Police Officer II Dan Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

March 23, 2011

You will be missed, it feels like yesterday that you were standing out front of your Company at Ft. Drum holding the guideon, setting the standard for the company. You will be missed. Rest in peace friend.

MAJ Robert Cusick

March 22, 2011

RIP Officer Birkholz. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, and to your extended family with the Fond du Lac Police Department. Thank you for your service.

Lt. Heather Wurth
Milwaukee Police Department

March 22, 2011

Rest in peace brother, thank you for your service from Green County Deputy Sheriff's Association!

Deputy Cody Kanable
Green County Sheriff's Department

March 22, 2011

Your bravery and sacrifice in the line of duty will never be forgotten Craig. My prayers and deepest sympathy go to the Birkholz family and the Fond du Lac Police Department. RIP my Brother.

Officer D V Terry
San Francisco Police Department

March 22, 2011

Rest in peace Brother. God Speed.

Detective Jeffrey Bliss
Kenosha Sheriff's Department

March 22, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family, friends, and fellow offficers at Fond du Lac Police Department. God Bless Officer Birkholz for his service and sacrifice he made to keep others safe. Hero's are never ever forgotten. Rest in Peace our Brother in Blue.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, North Carolina

March 22, 2011

RIP brother. Your bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten.


March 22, 2011

Craig, you're a hero. There's no other way to describe you. Thank you for allowing me to share in your life and career. You will be missed greatly, but we know that you will always be watching over us. You will be keeping guard in Heaven, while we handle the streets. You will forever be in our hearts. God bless you and your family.

Officer Dan Wilson
Fond du Lac PD

March 22, 2011

With deepest regret I offer condolences to the family & friends of Officer Birkholz and to the men and women of the Fond du Lac Police department. From all accounts Officer Birkholz's integrity and courage were above reproach.

On March 20th, the Thin Blue Line became a little thinner. However, men and women across the country shall pick up the mantle of leadership, courage, integrity, and self sacrifice that Officer Birkholz once bore. We will take up that mantle and continue to bring justice to the wicked where ever they may be.

God bless you, your family, and all those that had the pleasure of knowing you. Your sacrifice is not in vain. May your body lay in eternal rest and your soul tread the streets of heaven with Christ almighty!

OFC Dustin Barnett
Peoria Police Department - Peoria, IL

March 22, 2011

I feel safer at night knowing that an angel this dedicated to others will be watching over me and my partners as we keep our community safe. Your spirit of giving back is an inspiration. God be with your family and department during these trying times. Rest in peace Officer Birkholz, we'll take it from here!

Police Officer Holly McManus
St Francis PD, Wisconsin

March 22, 2011

Our entire unit sends our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of Offcier Craig and to the entire Fond du Lac PD. Your bravery and service to this Country will always be remembered. RIP brother Craig, you will be missed.

Commander Griffin / MSP DOPS
OIG Special Ops / Airport Security Div

March 22, 2011

Thank you for your service Officer Birkholz. May your family find comfort in knowing that the prayers of everyone in Law Enforcement are with them right now.

Deputy Sheriff Andrew S. Thoms
Pierce County (WI) Sheriff's Department

March 22, 2011

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Michael Payne
Racine P.D. (retired)

March 22, 2011

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