Police Dog Killed in Line of Duty

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Residents of N.J. are mourning the loss of Shultz, a police K-9 killed in the line of duty Tuesday evening. Police report that at 7:00 Tuesday evening, two men held up the Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant in the 400 block of East Church Street in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township. Reports say that they assaulted an employee, stole cash and fled on foot.

Shultz picked up the scent of one of the suspects behind the restaurant. A half mile away, the German shepherd caught up with a suspect on the shoulder of Route 42. Somehow, the suspect got a hold of the dog and threw it into oncoming traffic. The dog was killed instantly. Police spent hours searching for the suspects with a state police chopper in the air and patrol units on the ground, but they remain on the loose.

In the meantime, a memorial fund has been established. Those who wish to donate may to so at the following address:

“K9 Shultz Memorial Fund”
1261 Chews Landing Road
Laurel Springs, NJ 08021

To show your support and receive updates, please visit the Gloucester Township Police Facebook page.

*Update: Suspect apprehended in death of NJ police dog.
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16 thoughts on “Police Dog Killed in Line of Duty”

  1. I am sure that the Partner for this wonderful GSD is heartbroken. Never would we have thought that he would have lost his life in that manner. I am so very sorry for your loss of Schultz, your partner and friend.

  2. The Gloucester County Times (NJ) reports today that Shultz never let go of the suspect even after he was thrown onto the highway and both he and the suspect were struck by the car. Shultz is a hero and this is heartbreaking. I’m glad both of those lowlifes are in custody. Check Gloucester Township Police on Facebook for information on donating in Shultz’s name for a K-9 memorial. Also, there will be a service on 12/9/10 @1:00 pm.


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