A Wauconda police officer who died last weekend after a long battle with cancer was honored with a procession by law enforcement through the village Thursday night.
Police, fire and municipal vehicles escorted Eric Schultz's body on a procession through the village that started at Wauconda High School, following a visitation in the school's auditorium.
Almost 900 police officers attended the visitation from as far away as Chicago, Elgin and Lake in the Hills. A group of 55 Wauconda firefighters attended the visitation and then displayed a flag across Main Street under which the procession proceeded.
Schultz died Sunday.
Schultz was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of pediatric bone cancer, in 2007. It cost him his right foot, but he was able to return to the department with the help of a prosthetic.
The disease returned, however, which led to more treatments. They ultimately proved unsuccessful, and he left active duty in 2013.