Watch CBS News

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

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.