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Wauconda police honors fallen officer

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  • Bunting hangs on the front door of the Wauconda Police Department in honor of Eric Schultz, a Wauconda police officer who died Sunday after a seven-year battle with cancer.

       Bunting hangs on the front door of the Wauconda Police Department in honor of Eric Schultz, a Wauconda police officer who died Sunday after a seven-year battle with cancer.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Wauconda police officer Eric Schultz died of cancer on Sunday.

       Wauconda police officer Eric Schultz died of cancer on Sunday.
    STEVE LUNDY | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Memorial bunting was hung over the front door at the Wauconda police station Monday to honor officer Eric Schultz, who died Sunday after a long fight with cancer.

Flags throughout the village were lowered to half-staff, too.

A visitation is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home, 235 N. Main St., Wauconda. No funeral service is planned.

Schultz, 30, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, in November 2007.

The disease led to the amputation of his right foot. He returned to work with a prosthetic, but the cancer came back. His last shift with the police department was in 2013.

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