Craig A. Birkholz

KENOSHA, WI, U.S.A.

U.S. ARMY

SGT, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN

POLICE OFFICER, FOND DU LAC POLICE DEPARTMENT, WI

03/20/2011, FOND DU LAC, WI, U.S.A.


Officer Craig Birkholz was fatally shot after he responded to a home on South Lincoln Avenue for an emergency call. Officer Birkholz and a 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.

Officer Birkholz had served with the Fond du Lac Police Department for two years. He had previously served combat tours of duty with the United States Army in Iraq and Afghanistan where he obtained the rank of Sergeant. He is survived by his wife, parents, and one brother.

The Lighthouse shines

April 5, 2014 In Loving Memory of Craig Allen Birkholz 4/5/82 – 3/20/11

If we could visit Heaven even for a day, maybe for a moment the pain would go away.

We’d put our arms around you and whisper words so true, that living life without you is the hardest thing to do.

No matter how we spend our days, no matter what we do, no morning dawns or evening falls, that we don’t think of you.