Farewell Officer Schultz
- MERRILLVILLE — Images of Merrillville Police Officer Nickolaus “Nick” Schultz flickered past on the screen at the Star Plaza Theatre — as an apple-cheeked toddler playing in the bathtub, a boy preparing to launch a throw in a Little League game, a teen excelling at football, hockey and golf, hanging out with family, friends and his girlfriend, and celebrating graduation with a cigar.
A picture of him in his Franklin College football jersey graced the stage alongside his Merrillville Police dress uniform, mementos and a bevy of flowers.
All of it was a reminder of a life that ended far too soon.
A sizable city, county, suburban and state presence from this side of the border. Thoughts and prayers to our Indiana brethren who have been having a very rough time of it.