John Primising, a previous Officer Craig Birkholz Memorial Scholarship recipient was hired as a full time officer! In April of 2018 Officer Primising joined the Plymouth Police Department and he is excelling at what he loves.
Plymouth has a population of over 7000 people and is protected by about 15 officers.
Officer Primising’s sister, Megan, is a Sergeant at West Allis Police Department, while his father is retired Fond du Lac Police Department Detective Patrick Primising.
Officer Primising was joined by his sister in the above photograph that was taken at his pinning ceremony at Plymouth Police Department.
The Birky Challenge Scholarship Team awards an annual scholarship to graduates of a high school in the State of Wisconsin who are enrolled in a Wisconsin based college and pursing either a two-year or four-year degree in Police Science or Criminal Justice. Furthermore, any military veterans pursuing said degree are also eligible.
Wearing Badge #67, Craig Birkholz was a City of Fond du Lac Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty on March 20, 2011. He was a military veteran, a great husband and a dedicated police officer. Craig was an example of dedication to his job, commitment to good physical conditioning, and used care and compassion in carrying out his role as a police officer.
The Birky Challenge Scholarship Team created a scholarship fund at the Fond du Lac Area Foundation that is supported by the “Birky 67 Challenge”, an annual charity bicycle ride of 67 miles, in an effort to provide the financial help needed to enter into a career as a police officer. It is hoped that this scholarship may help educate and prepare future police officers who can be as effective and as impactful in his/her community as Craig was.
Congratulations Officer Primising. You continue to make us proud.
Stay Strong. Stay Safe. Stay Positive.