A Memorial Is Planned Thursday For Slain Police Dog
(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