- Associated Press - Sunday, September 7, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Gov. Mike Pence says the death of a northwest Indiana police officer is a reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices law enforcement officers and their families make every day.

Pence says he was saddened to learn of the passing of 24-year-old Merrillville police officer Nickolaus Schultz on Sunday. Schultz was shot in the head Friday while responding to a call about an evicted tenant. He was pronounced dead at 9:47 a.m. CDT Sunday at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

Pence says Schultz risked his life fulfilling his oath to serve and protect.

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