Officer Williams Coming Home

(03/25/11) The Fond du Lac Police Department is very happy to report that Officer Ryan Williams will be discharged from Theda Clark Regional Medical Center sometime this afternoon. We have not received the official time at this point. Officer Williams has released the following statement:

“I would like to thank everyone for their constant support throughout this ordeal. I regret that I cannot speak to you in person at this time, but due to my ongoing medical issues, I was advised that the stress of a press conference would be unwise. I know you will respect my privacy and allow my quick recovery to continue. At this point, I have regained most of my motor skills. I believe that the … Continue reading

Update on Officer Williams and K-9 Grendel

The condition of Fond du Lac Police Officer Ryan Williams has been upgraded to serious condition at Theda Clark Medical Center. Physicians stated that Officer Williams is making remarkable progress in his recovery. His breathing tube has been removed and he has been able to sit up for short periods of time.

A fund has been established at Fox Valley Savings Bank, 51 East 1st Street in Fond du Lac for the Williams’ family to help offset expenses related to the serious injuries he sustained and the long recovery process ahead of him.

Officer Williams’ K-9 Partner Grendel remains in critical but stable condition at a Fox Valley animal hospital. Grendel continues to show … Continue reading

We Remember Craig Birkholz

On Sunday, March 20, Fond du Lac Police Officer Craig Birkholz, 28, paid the ultimate price for his duty to his community.

After graduating from UW Oshkosh with a criminal justice degree, Craig served in the United States Army 511th Military Police Company, 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum NY, and obtained the rank of sergeant. He served five years in Afghanistan and Iraq and received many awards, medals and commendations.

Craig began working for the Fond du Lac Police Department in 2008. He took great pride in serving his country and community. The loves of Officer Birkholz life were his wife and family, his duty as a police officer and the Green … Continue reading

The New Bargaining Law and Its Impact on You


On March 18, a Dane County Circuit Court judge granted a temporary restraining order blocking the publication of this collective bargaining bill. Due to this development, the implementation of this law has been put on hold, and the effective dates herein do not immediately apply. Please check this page frequently for additional updates.

Governor Walker recently signed legislation into law that drastically eviscerates Wisconsin’s collective bargaining statutes. Despite the numerous detrimental changes to the collective bargaining laws, the WPPA is ready to defend your rights and fight to regain those that have been wrongfully taken from you. More information on our strategic plan will be forthcoming.

First, it’s important to clearly understand what precisely this new law, … Continue reading