Honors for NJ K-9 killed in line of duty

December 9, 2010 3:18:21 PM PST
Hundreds of people and dozens of police dogs gather in southern New Jersey to honor a fellow K-9 killed in the line of duty.

Schultz, who had served with the Gloucester Township force since 2008, received a full police memorial service on Thursday, complete with a bagpipe band and a rifle salute.

The 3 1/2-year-old German shepherd was killed after it sank its teeth into the forearm of a robbery suspect it had tracked by scent for a half-mile.

Authorities say 20-year-old Skyler Robinson swung his arm and Schultz was thrown into the path of a car on Nov. 30. Robinson has since been charged with the dog's death.

Schultz will be remembered on a new memorial for the town's police dogs.


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