Work Continues On Officer Schultz Memorial

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January 2, 2015 — MERRILLVILLE (AP) — Planning work is continuing on a memorial for a police officer who was fatally shot in September. More money also is being raised to pay for the memorial that would honor him.

Merrillville Police detective Joseph Cooper told the “Times” that Town Council members and a committee of officers have some ideas for the project, but nothing has yet been decided.  An event held in October at “Catch 22” raised about $27-thousand for the memorial.

The 24-year-old officer died two days after he was shot on September 5th by a man wearing body armor who had broken into a Tempe Lake condominium from which he had been evicted.  The gunman then fatally shot himself.

Schultz had been on the Merrillville police force for little more than a year after graduating from Franklin College, south of Indianapolis, where he played on the football team.


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