Wilmington officer slain in 1891 to get his honor

February 5, 2013 4:55:55 AM PST
The city of Wilmington is honoring a slain patrolman whose name doesn't appear on the department's official list of officers killed in the line of duty.

The News Journal of Wilmington says the City Council on Thursday will present a resolution honoring officer Charles W. Schultz.

Schultz was slain on Jan. 30, 1891. His killing remains unsolved. Though his name is on the Delaware Law Enforcement Memorial in Dover, it's for some reason not on the city's list.

Wilmington police spokesman Cpl. Mark Ivey says Schultz will be added to that list and to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington.

Ivey says a retired officer who learned about Schultz while doing research alerted the department to the oversight.

The department's roster of fallen officers currently lists nine members.


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