3-20-17 birkholz memorial service

Fond du Lac police gathered at the Law Enforcement Memorial in Hamilton Park this morning to remember an officer who died in the line of duty.   A memorial ceremony was held for Officer Craig Birkholz.  Birkholz was fatally shot March 20th,  2011  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.  He was 28 years old.


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