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Bike Ride Held in Honor of Fallen Fond du Lac Officer

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- More than 300 people turned out for a bike ride that honored a fallen Fond du Lac police officer.

Officer Craig Birkholz was shot and killed by a sexual assault suspect during a stand off on March 20. Officer Ryan Williams was shot twice in the chest. A bullet hit the abdomen of police dog, Grendel, while the dog was sitting in a squad car.

The suspect committed suicide.

The 67-mile ride Saturday was called "Birky Challenge" and coordinators hope to make it an annual event.

All proceeds go toward a law enforcement college scholarship.

Officers from the surrounding police departments were among the riders.

Officer Williams and Grendel are both back to work.


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