You'll be very missed Eric. I've never known anyone as dedicated or resilient as you were over the last several years. We're fortunate for the time we were allowed to know you and we're all better people for your friendship. It won't be the same without you.
Our deepest sympathy to Rich and Cynthia!!
From the Bunce Family (Rich and Cynthia's Neighbors)
I was so sorry to hear that Officer Schultz passed away. He was truly an inspiration to many people in Wauconda. I'd like to express my condolences to his family and thank them for sharing Eric with us. He was an excellent police officer and I want to say thank you for your service and dedication to our community.
I don't even know what to say, I really am heartbroken to hear your fight has come to an end. I am extremely close friends with your godfather and I have followed your fight for years. I had an opportunity to see how much you loved your life and your job first hand when you performed a health and welfare check on a friend of mine. You were so incredibly proud to wear the uniform, had such a sense of duty, honor and professionalism about you and the obvious respect of your partner. The truth is, a man of your caliber makes such an impact on the people around you.
The proof of this is found in the people who gravitate toward us. From your coworkers who's honor and respect you earned, to your friends and family whose love for you is impossible to ignore. You were respected and loved in life and you will be honored and celebrated as an outstanding example to us all.
My love and condolences to your family, your strength through all the years of your fight will be an example to us all.