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Memorial set for K-9 killed in line of duty

A public memorial will be held Thursday for Schultz, the Gloucester Township, N.J., police dog that was killed Nov. 30 when he was flung into traffic by a robbery suspect.

Schultz with his handler, Cpl. Mark Pickard of the Gloucester Township Police Department. Pickard had trained the dog.
Schultz with his handler, Cpl. Mark Pickard of the Gloucester Township Police Department. Pickard had trained the dog.Read more

A public memorial will be held Thursday for Schultz, the Gloucester Township, N.J., police dog that was killed Nov. 30 when he was flung into traffic by a robbery suspect.

The memorial is set for 2 p.m. at Gloucester Township Community Park at 400 Hickstown Rd. and will feature the unveiling of a K-9 memoiral sign, a bag pipe band, honor guards, a rifle salute, and possibly a helicopter flyover.

A procession of all township police vehicles will begin about 1:40 p.m. at the Chews Landing Veterinary Hospital at 1179 Chews Landing Rd. in Laurel Springs and will escort Schultz's cremated remains to the park.

Skyler Robinson, 20, was charged with harming a law enforcement dog, robbery and resisting arrest. A second man also was charged in the robbery.

   -Robert Moran