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Hero Down: Atlantic City Police Det. Michael Shultz Succumbs To Cancer

Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Police Department (ACPD) Detective Michael “Shultzie” Shultz died on March 4 after a lengthy battle against cancer, according to his department.

The 57-year-old detective fought courageously in the wake of his diagnosis, the ACPD said in a Facebook post.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts and tremendous sadness that the Atlantic City Police Department announces the passing of our beloved brother Detective Michael Shultz #637, who passed away on March 4, 2022 after a lengthy battle with cancer,” the ACPD said.

Det. Shultz served the ACPD for 24 years and was predominantly assigned to the Criminal Investigations Section during his career.

“Well respected amongst his peers, Detective Shultz never hesitated to help a fellow officer with his knowledge and expertise,” the police department said. “Thank you, Detective Shultz, for your service. Rest easy brother, you will be greatly missed.”

The Atlantic City Police Benevolent Association Local #24 extended its condolences in a Facebook post on March 5.

“Mike was an excellent Detective and an even better man,” the post read. “He will be missed forever.”

Det. Shultz leaves behind his longtime partner, Lani, his two stepchildren, and his grandson, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by his parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews.

“Our most heartfelt condolences go to his loving family and friends as he leaves behind many who will greatly miss ‘Shultzie,’” the ACPD said. “Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace Brother!”

Det. Shultz was laid to rest on March 18.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Atlantic City Police Department Detective Michael “Shultzie” Shultz, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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