Police Week Proclamation

Fond du Lac City Council President Karyn Merkel presented Police Chief Bill Lamb with a proclamation this past week declaring Monday as Peace Officers Memorial Day and this coming week as Police Week in the City of Fond du Lac. Chief Bill Lamb says over the years four officers including a state trooper have been shot and killed in the line of duty in the City.  He says with the deaths of Fond du Lac Police Officer Craig Birkholz in 2011 and State Trooper Trevor Casper in 2015 City residents know to well the sacrifices officers sometimes have to make. Last year 143 police officers across the nation lost their lives in the line of duty. Another 16,000 suffered injuries in attacks on officers.