Slain Policeman’s Body Coming Home Today
September 10, 2014 — The Associated Press and Lakeshore Public Media — Police officers from across northwest Indiana escorted the body of a slain Merrillville police officer yesterday to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office in Chicago. They’ll do the same thing today, when Nick Schultz is brought back to Lake County for his funeral.
A procession of about 40 squad cars accompanied the body of Officer Nick Schultz as it left Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn Tuesday morning. Joe Hamer of the Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police Critical Incident and Memorial Team says Schultz’s body will be escorted by police officers to Sheets Funeral Home in Lowell today following an autopsy at the medical examiner’s office.
The 24-year-old Schultz was removed from life support Sunday after he was shot in the head while responding to a call. Both the “Times” and “Post-Tribune” reported that the Lowell native’s parents chose to donate his organs.