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Officer Birkholz Remembered


A silent gathering was held at the Law Enforcement and Fire Memorial in Hamilton Park in Fond du Lac Monday morning on the 6th anniversary of the in the line of duty death of Police Officer Craig Birkholz. Birkholz was shot and killed during a standoff on March 20th of 2011. Police, Fire, City officials and others were there at the approximate time Birkholz was shot on that day. His family laid mementos and flowers at the foot of the memorial. He was the third Fond du Lac Police Officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty over the years. Since that death State Trooper Trevor Casper was killed in a fatal shootout with a bank robbery suspect in Fond du Lac on March 24th of 2015.  (Fond du Lac Police and Fire photos)

Family puts mementos at the foot of the memorial.

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