Memorial for slain Gloucester Township police dog nearly complete

    Work is almost complete at the Gloucester Township memorial for police dog Schultz.

    The K-9 Memorial will honor the dog killed last year in the line of duty when an apprehended suspect tossed the dog into traffic.
    The act prompted legislation in New Jersey to increase the mandatory minimum penalty for killing a police dog to five years in prison without the chance of parole.

    According to the Courier-Post, the memorial will be unveiled in the spring after the finishing touches are put on.

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