Deputy Chief Kevin Lemke said Cruckson had previous involvement with the police but wouldn't elaborate. Court records revealed he pleaded no contest and was found guilty of misdemeanor battery in 2009. According to Fox News, Birkholz had been with the Fond du Lac Police Department for two years and had served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is survived by his
wife, his parents and a brother.
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