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

God's speed to an amazing man. Thank you for your service to the community and to your country. The men and women who continue to serve Fond du Lac will protect us in your honor forever. Your passing has reminded those of us in the community of the extreme value our safety and security professionals bring to us. We move forward in your memory a closer community, grateful for your service. Prayers to your family who know you will watch over them forever in heaven as you did in life.

K. Bey
Fond du Lac Citizen

March 25, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

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

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

Anonymous

March 25, 2011

Rest in peace! Your service to your country and the City of Fond Du Lac will never be forgotten! We know you will be guarding the streets of Heaven with all of the fallen brothers and sisters that have went before us!

Inv. J. Treichel
Lake Winnebago MEG Unit

March 25, 2011

Why such great people like yourself, who live your life to serve and give to others, to make us safer and be able to enjoy our families, is unknown. I can't help but look at the picture of you and see your smile and think about how your loved ones will miss such a wonderful smile. You're a hero because of the way you lived not by the tragic way you passed. May we all honor you and keep your loved ones and you in our hearts, may God bless you all.

Anonymous

March 25, 2011

I first met you at the police academy while we only spent 3 days together during the SFST's. I remember you and your academy group being one of the funnest. Your commitment to your country and then to community made me feel honored getting to know you if for only a few days. You accomplished so much in your short time here more than most will do in a lifetime. I pray for your family and your department at the tremendous loss that they must feel.

Deputy Joe Keil Manitowoc Sheriff

March 25, 2011

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

March 24, 2011

May God bless you and your family....Rest in peace my brother!!

M. Stalker
Rock Co. Sheriff, WI

March 24, 2011

God's peace and speed Officer Birkholz. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

March 24, 2011

Heartfelt condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with the family and all who are mourning the loss of Officer Craig Birkholz. May your memories of this good man strengthen your hearts and souls through these terrible times. We are all strengthened in our resolve when good men doing a thankless task go down in the line of duty. Rest in Peace Craig…Romans 1:1-5

Derek E. Clark, Lieutenant
San Diego County Sheriff's Department

March 24, 2011

My thoughts and prayers to the Birkholz family.

Chief
Westby Police Department

March 24, 2011

I struggle to find the rights words to say right now, because nothing seems good enough or strong enough to convey the deep sense of sorrow I feel over the passing of another brother in blue. My heart goes out to your family Craig, I hope they can find solace in knowing you are now walking the safe streets of Heaven. Rest easy warrior, you have earned it. God bless your family and brothers and sisters at FDL PD. We have the watch now.

Patrolman Jason Young
Berlin Police Department

March 24, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

March 24, 2011

To the family of Officer Craig Birkholz,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord be with you all. It saddens me that while carrying out the duties of his job, his life was taken.
I wish I could also thank him for his duty to our country as well.
God Bless you all. You will be in my prayers.

Just a citizen
Wisconsin

March 24, 2011

Officer Birkholz,
Thank You for your service to your country and to the people of Fond Du Lac. A gap in the "Thin Blue Line" was created with your loss. I pray that we can step up and fill that gap and honor your sacrifice. God bless and keep your family. Rest In Peace

Patrol Officer Christopher Massa
City of Waukesha WI

March 24, 2011

You gave everything for your fellow officers and citizens. You will never be forgotten, nor will your efforts go in vein. Rest in peace brother, for you have served well your time. We will be here, we will always be here, and you will always be with us.

Officer M. Luberda
Green Bay PD

March 24, 2011

Godspeed brother. We will continue your fight....

Officer Brad Biller
Green Bay Police Dept.

March 24, 2011

Craig, I have to say your tribute and visitation this evening was heart-wrenching. You were clearly a hero amongst heroes - and called home too soon like so many are. Watch over us from heaven, as we will keep watch over those you love and never let them mourn alone. Rest in peace.

Detective
Madison PD, Wisconsin

March 24, 2011

May i go now? Do you think the time is right?
May i say goodbye to pain filled days and endless nights?
I've lived my life and done my best, an example i tried to be.
So can i take that step beyond and set my spirit free?
I didn't want to go at first. I fought with all my might.
But something seems to draw me now to a warm and loving light.
I want to go. I really do, it's difficult to say.
But i will try as best i can to live just one more day.
To give you time to care for me and share your love and fears.
The memory of the times we've had will take you through the years.
I'll not be far..I promise that, and hope you'll always know,
My spirit will be close to you wherever you may go.
Thank you so for loving me, you know i love you too.
That's why it's hard to say goodbye and end this life with you.
So hold me now; just one more time and let me hear you say
Because you care so much for me. you'll let me go today.

Police Officer Scot Knutson
Village of Denmark

March 24, 2011

Rest in peace my friend and god be with your family. We'll pick up your beat from here.

S/TR R.K. Owens
South Carolina Highway Patrol

March 23, 2011

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your Family and your Dept.

Officer Bob Swope #5609
Olmsted Falls Police Dept.Ohio

March 23, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with Craig's family as well as the FDL Police Dept

Michelle Viebranz

March 23, 2011

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones during this very difficult time. I have no secret words that I can offer to help them with their grief except that you are a true hero and you will never be forgotten. Keep watch over all of your loved ones and protect them from harm. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 23, 2011

May God bless you and your family during this trying time.

Anonymous

March 23, 2011

Rest in Peace Brother,

Chief of Police Christian Eversum
Town Of Brokway Police Dept

March 23, 2011

To the family of Officer Birkholz our thoughts and prayers are with you. From your family to the west Pierce County Sheriffs Department.

Sheriff Nancy Hove
Pierce County Sheriffs Dept.

March 23, 2011

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