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By Roger dey

LCSO recognizes Birkholz for role in defusing March 2 standoff


Last updated 5/12/2021 at 4:18pm

Roger Dey

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton shakes Aaron Birkholz's hand after presenting him with an Achievement Award, as Undersheriff Brent Colbert and Lewis and Clark County Commissioner Andy Hunthausen look on

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office awarded Lincoln's Aaron Birkholz with their Achievement Award during Lincoln's May 7 Government Day meeting, for his role in resolving an armed standoff in March.

The Sheriff's office recognized Birkholz for successfully convincing Gary Scheele, who found himself in a five-hour standoff with law enforcement March 2, to put away his weapons and surrend...

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