OFFICER DOWN—Police Officer Craig Birkholz
End of Watch: Sunday, March 20, 2011
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: 67
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, March 20, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Committed suicide
Officer Craig Birkholz was shot after he and another officer responded to a home at approximately 6:00 am for an emergency call.
He was killed and a second officer was critically wounded during an ensuing shootout and standoff. The suspect committed suicide during the standoff.
Officer Birkholz had served with the Fond du Lac Police Department for two years.
Agency Contact Information
Fond du Lac Police Department
126 North Main Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Phone: (920) 322-3700
Please contact the Fond du Lac Police Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.