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A Memorial Is Planned Thursday For Slain Police Dog

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Jim Melwert Jim Melwert
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(CBS) – A Gloucester Township Police K-9, killed in the line of duty last week, will be honored with a memorial tomorrow. 

Schultz, a 3-and-a-half year old German Shepherd, died while trying to apprehend a robbery suspect last Tuesday. 

Police say the suspect threw the dog into traffic along Route 42.  The man was wanted for allegedly robbing a Chinese restaurant in Blackwood.

The memorial will be at the Gloucester Township Community Park, Thursday, Dec. 9th at 2 p.m., at the Gloucester Township Community Park.

Police say it isn’t safe to put flowers at the location where Schultz was killed.  Instead, they ask people to put flowers at his K-9 cruiser which is parked in front of the Gloucester Township Municipal Building.

Donations can be made in Schultz’s memory, with a check payable to K-9 Schultz Memorial Fund.  The check can be mailed to:  Community Relations Bureau, Gloucester Township Police, 1261 Chews Landing Road, Laurel Springs NJ 08021.

Reported by Jim Melwert, KYW Newsradio