Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman II Nickolaus Edward Schultz

Merrillville Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, September 7, 2014

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Reflections for Patrolman II Nickolaus Edward Schultz

As the years sail by, I will still never forget you brother.

Nick Matthias

September 5, 2022

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 7, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 12, 2018

Cops Cycling for Survivors

Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

September 7, 2017

Deepest condolences to the family, rest in peace my brother, and thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 7, 2017

From a highly grateful Merrillville resident:

Words cannot describe the pain brought to this town by the loss of such an amazing officer and person. While it has been nearly 3 years since you left us all, it seems as if it were only yesterday that you could be seen patrolling in your car. There is no way to bring you back, so we must go on and keep you in our minds and our hearts.

You have even further inspired me to follow my passion and want to become an Indiana State Trooper to walk the blue line. There are many days where I think of you and the many officers that have fallen to protect the many. While your sacrifice may become lost in time, you are never forgotten.

Until we meet again...

Hayden Harmon
Merrillville High School Class of 2018

February 15, 2017

Watching you grow into the amazing young man you were Nick has been such an honor. You are one of the finest young man I have known. You were a hero long before you were taken. Heaven gained such a wonderful angel Nick...your family misses you beyond words, and Nick you would be so proud of how inspiring they are. But I am not telling you anything you didn't already know. I love and miss kid...until we meet again...

Mrs. Vicky Bolvin
Family friend

December 22, 2015

I'm sitting at Ultra and I can't help, but think of you. Not only did you work here and were loved by everyone, but you also would come up here just to chat. I am definitely thankful for all our talks and the time we got to spend together. You probably had the worst weather FTO ever - I think it snowed every day we worked together and all we did was take crash reports. You always had an awesome attitude about it all and made me wish there was more guys like you. Miss ya big guy.

Patrolman #331
Merrillville PD

March 28, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Our prayers are with your family and police family. Never forgotten.

Sgt. Bryan Thomas
Scottsdale AZ PD

December 1, 2014

RIP Brother. I grew up in the same town as you and appreciate you helping to keep my family and friends safe. Thank you for serving our community and country. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers.

BPA Nathaniel Trueblood
U.S. Border Patrol

November 2, 2014

May God comfort your family, friends and co-workers. Thank you for your bravery and dedication to duty. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten.

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR Police Department

October 25, 2014

My friend and Academy Class 13-30 Brother, You are missed everyday by family and friends. Not day has gone by where you haven't crossed my mind. True Warrior and a Hero.

Officer M. Philbin
Lowell Police Department

October 24, 2014

Deepest condolonces for the Schultz Family and the Merrillville Police Department. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Officer W. Reynolds
Georgia Department of Corrections - Probation Operations

October 22, 2014

My sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Officer Shultz, who died in the line of duty.

13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. - John 15:13

MPCTC Academy Police Recruit Kinlaw, Ash
Delmar Police Department

October 20, 2014

Brother Nick, I miss you more than words can describe. Just like our brother Derek, I will continue to stand up against the evils in the dark in your honor. I love you and will always carry you with me.

1st class patrolman Aaron Ridgway
Merrillville police

October 5, 2014

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Nickolaus was killed.

To the Shultz family, fellow officers, and all who call Nickolaus beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Patrolman Shultz gave to his community and the citizens of Indiana , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 7, 2014.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 28, 2014

From a grateful Merrillville kid:

I don’t have the words to express my appreciation and gratitude for Ofcr. Shultz and the ultimate sacrifice he made for his fellow officers and the town of Merrillville. He gave his life while in the performance of his duties, so that Merrillville residents are protected and can sleep peacefully in their beds at night. I have been a law enforcement officer now for over 15 years and have been to too many police officer funerals. The loss of Ofcr. Shultz has hit home for me. I was born in Merrillville, raised in Merrillville, played Merrillville Pop Warner and Little League, went to school in Merrillville…….I’m a Merrillville kid and proud of it.

The actions that Ofcr. Shultz showed that night, kicking down the door and leading the way for his fellow Officers to follow…. are heroic. This young officer… patrolling Merrillville, answering the call when it came, was there when his community needed him. He served with honor; he served with distinction and he gave his life for the citizens of Merrillville. I am deeply grateful for Ofcr. Shultz’s service to my hometown.

I have nothing but the upmost respect for Ofcr. Shultz and the members of the Merrillville Police Department. When I was a young boy, I always looked up to the “Merrillville Cops” and the way they carried themselves, the way they looked in their uniforms. I collected the baseball cards of the Cops and knew the names of every one of them. I always looked up to them and admired them for what they did. I knew as a young kid they put their lives on the line for us. They were always squared away and through my childhood and now in my adult life they are “Quite professionals”. Not looking for recognition or praise, they just serve their community and make Merrillville a safe and peaceful place to live. I always thought Merrillville hired quality Officers and gave the community the best people to serve as Police Officers.

Ofcr. Shultz service and sacrifice demonstrates that professionalism, integrity and leadership that I always knew that the “Merrillville Cops” were about. Even though we all mourn the loss of Ofcr. Shultz and deeply appreciate what he has done, I am very proud that Police Officers like Nickolaus Shultz are serving the town of Merrillville.

To the Shultz family and friends, my thoughts and prayers continue to be with you during this very difficult time. I’m so sorry for your loss. To the guys and gals on MPD, may the Lord watch over all of you and help you get through this difficult time.

A grateful Merrillville kid…..

MHS Class of 1994
Deputy US Marshal

September 26, 2014

my condolences to the family of this fine officer,and also to the Merrillville PD . you now join the sad list of police depts who have lost. when i was 10 yrs old our small town lost a bright , young ,dedicated officer who was on the job with my father . this officer and officer schultz had many things in common. the good go to heaven.

paul russo civilian from police family

September 24, 2014

Rest in Peace Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

September 22, 2014

R.I.P. Officer Schultz, we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the Merrillville Police Department in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and keep you in his loving care as we remain " Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard,Tampa, Fla.

September 22, 2014

You & I spoke briefly not that long ago. I asked if you liked your new job. You said, "Sir, I love my job.. It's the best job in the world!" The way it was said, I knew you meant it. You made an impression on me that day. I thought about what an awesome career you would have and what an asset to the department you would be. I have no words for what has happened. I often think about how many times I have been to the same call and it ended peacefully. You son, will be missed by many and forever. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Det/Sgt George Fields
Merrillville Police Department

September 22, 2014

God's peace and speed Patrolman Schultz. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

September 21, 2014

My brother Nick, I miss you man. I will honor you by marching on, fighting the good fight, and by never giving up. I wish we had more time.

Nickolaus E. Schultz was an exceptional officer and man. Words can not describe how proud I am to have worked with him.

A hero remembered, never dies.

Patrolman Derek Diehl
Merrillville Indiana Police Department

September 21, 2014

A man’s life is not measured by his wealth or status, but by what he does with his time on earth, be that many or just a few years. Patrolman II Nickolaus E. Schultz did much with his years.

I stand in awe at the bravery of this young officer and the too many other officers who’s names grace these pages. In these current times I stand proud and strong in the knowledge that I do so, shoulder to shoulder with the men and women, worldwide, who also have the courage to serve as a Law Enforcement Officer for their community.

My deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Patrolman II Nickolaus E. Schultz. I will not forget his sacrifice and what he stood for, as a man, a son, a friend and as a LEO.

Western Australia Police

September 20, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family and friends of Officer Schultz. God Bless him for his service and sacrifice he made to keep others safe. Rest in Peace Brother, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

September 20, 2014

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