Disabled vet says he was kicked off boardwalk because of service dog
A disabled U.S. Army veteran says he was booted from the North Wildwood boardwalk due to his service dog.
According to NBC40, Jared Goering, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan during his 19 year military career, said a North Wildwood police officer issued both he and his wife a summons because of the dog and kicked both from the boardwalk, despite showing the officer the dog's service identification card.
"Just like any veteran with disabilities with a service dog, to come back and be harassed and shown no respect, it upset me - it really bothered me," Goering said. "I was up most of the night thinking about it."
According to reports, the North Wildwood Police department has launched an investigation into the incident, and police chief Matthew Gallagher says the officer will be reprimanded if the investigation deems such action necessary.
North Wildwood's mayor also promised a formal apology if there was any wrongdoing found.