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Funeral set for Wis. police officer


Funeral set for Wis. police officer

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FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- Funeral services are set for a Fond du Lac police officer gunned down during a weekend standoff.

A funeral Mass for Officer Craig Birkholz will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Kenosha. Burial will be held at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park.

Visitation for Birkholz will be held from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Fond du Lac, with a memorial service to follow. Both the visitation and memorial service are open to the public.

An additional visitation begins at 4 p.m. Friday at Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home in Kenosha. An officer lineup and tribute begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Police say James Cruckson shot and killed Birkholz and critically wounded Officer Ryan Williams at his home last Sunday. Cruckson then shot and killed himself.

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