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Injured Fond du Lac officer to speak publicly


FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- The Fond du Lac police officer shot and wounded during a confrontation with a suspect is expected to speak publicly for the first time this week.

Officer Ryan Williams was critically injured by two gunshots to the chest March 20.  His comrade, Officer Craig Birkholz, was killed by the gunman, who also took his own life.

Doctors have said Williams' life was spared because he wore two bullet-resistant vests. 

The 33-year-old Williams is expected to appear at a press conference with police dog, Grendel, in Fond du Lac on Wednesday.  Grendel was also injured.

Online Reporter:  Cami Mountain

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