Police, Residents Honor K-9 Schultz

Around 1000 officers and residents attended a memorial service for K-9 Officer Schultz on Thursday afternoon in South Jersey.

The ceremony, which lasted over an hour, took place at the Gloucester Township Community Park.

Aside from the Gloucester Police and residents, the honor guard and 150 K-9 teams as far away as Virginia also made an appearance.

“He’s not only a working partner, he’s also a family pet,” said Ofc. Lawrence Love. “It hits home really bad for most of the K-9 officers.”

Schultz’s partner, Cpl. Mark Pickard spoke at the service, sharing humorous memories of the dog.

“I left the house for a short while and he took the hose from off the wall and flooded my backyard,” said Pickard.

He also took Schultz on one more trip in the police cruiser that they once shared before laying the dog’s cremated remains to rest.

Pickard will soon be assigned another K-9 but says that Schultz will be difficult to replace.

Officer Schultz was killed last month when an alleged robbery suspect threw him into traffic on Southbound Route 42.

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