Fallen Police Officer was UWO Grad

The Fond du Lac police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty on Sunday was a UW Oshkosh graduate and was featured in the Journalism multimedia project “War: Through Their Eyes.” Read more to learn about Craig Birkholz’s story.

“Fond du Lac (Wis.) Police Officer Craig Birkholz was shot and killed in the line of duty Sunday, March 20.

Birkholz, 28, who graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a degree in criminal justice and a minor in psychology, was one of 16 soldiers and Marines featured in the War: Through Their Eyes project. The multimedia project was intended to give a name, a face and a voice to those who have enlisted during a time of war and to give them a forum to tell the world what they did and what they felt at the front lines. Birkholz , an Army veteran, served two tours, one in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. Birkholz survived multiple mortar attacks and had marveled that he had gone through two wars without firing a single shot.”

Click here to read the full story and hear the podcast about Birkholz.


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