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Another Deadly Weekend: Officer Killed During Standoff

Another Deadly Weekend: Officer Killed During Standoff

Associated Press

March 21, 2011

FOND DU LAC, Wis.— One Fond du Lac police officer was killed and another was critically injured when a man inside a home on the city’s west side began firing.

Police Chief Tony Barthuly says 28-year-old Officer Craig Birkholz was shot in the upper chest by the suspect and killed. Officer Ryan Williams was shot twice in the chest and is in critical condition.

Barthuly says Williams likely would have died had he not been wearing a protective vest.

The Reporter of Fond du Lac says another officer was injured on the stairs in the home.

Authorities went to the house around 6 a.m. Sunday, and were fired upon by a man inside.

That man, 30-year-old James Cruckson, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was found inside the house after a nearly 6-hour standoff.


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    bluebrother

    about 3 years ago

    768 Comments

    Rest in the arms of God Officer Birkholz. The scumbag took his own life, rather than man up. Cowards are truly amazing. Peace and strength to your family.

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    Roblewis

    about 3 years ago

    7802 Comments

    Rest in Peace brother

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    gman3858

    about 3 years ago

    318 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    Rest in peace my brother and God bless you.

    Wishing officer Williams a speedy recovery and my prayers are with both of you.

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    delano388

    about 3 years ago

    4318 Comments

    RIP Brother

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    tmsease

    about 3 years ago

    70 Comments

    Very sad to hear about all of the Officer deaths lately. Rest in Peace Brother thank you for your service.

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    GodblessTexas

    about 3 years ago

    156 Comments

    Greater love hath no one than this, than he who lay down his life for another. God rest your soul our brother

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    dcrump

    about 3 years ago

    192 Comments

    R.I.P. our law enforcement brother!

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    K9_91

    about 3 years ago

    19908 Comments

    RIP Brother

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    buck

    about 3 years ago

    1290 Comments

    Rest in peace brother

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    avictor

    about 3 years ago

    478 Comments

    For every story the media sensationalizes about an officer using deadly force they should make it a standard to remind the public how many officers lose their lives in this way.

    RIP

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    smj389

    about 3 years ago

    64 Comments

    R.I.P.

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    t1401hm

    about 3 years ago

    1754 Comments

    RIP....

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    Cuffs710

    about 3 years ago

    1590 Comments

    Rest in Peace Officer Birkholz. I pray for peace and comfort for your family, friends, and members of your dept. And to you Officer Williams I pray for you to have a speedy recovery.

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    T_9

    about 3 years ago

    5668 Comments

    Rest in peace my brother.

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