Animals

Dec 1, 2010 10:35 AM by Elaine Sheridan

Police dog killed by suspect

Officials say a New Jersey police dog was killed when the suspect he was apprehending threw the dog into traffic.

Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle said that the 3-year-old German Shepherd named Schultz, was released by an officer when the suspect in a restaurant robbery was spotted.

Earle says the dog began to make the apprehension when the suspect grabbed the dog and threw him into moving traffic.

"Our K-9s have obviously been, done great work and dedicated service to the community in terms of apprehending criminals and searching for missing children and doing demonstrations. And, obviously, he will be sadly missed by all of us," Chief Earle said.

Police are still looking for two suspects. Officers honored Shultz by processing with the dog's remains to a veterinary hospital.

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