Police Officer In Wis. Killed, Another Wounded

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — 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.

Fond du Lac is about 65 miles northwest of Milwaukee.

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  1. PAUL says:

    Billy your an idiot these officers were someones fathers,brothers,nucles or grandfather gve a little RESPECT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Paul Swanson says:

    BILLY-YOU ARE A SICK INDIVIDUAL. IF YOU CANT BE RESPECTFUL TO A FALLEN HERO WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE TO PROTECT AND SERVE HIS COMMUNITY YOU ARE MENTALLY ILL-SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOU AND I WISH ONLY THAT YOU SEEK HELP.

  3. PAUL says:

    I totally agree with you Paul Swanson, my brother is an officer and everytime I hear a officers is shot I hope and pray its not him ! SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFTEY PEOPLE !!!

  4. Mike Jacobson says:

    The lowest form of existence is someone who hides and opens fire on law enforcement personell. I have no sympathy for anything about this animal.

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