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Kicked Off Boardwalk For Having Service Dog, Veteran Says

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NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. -

A disabled army veteran says he was kicked off the North Wildwood boardwalk for having a service dog by his side.

Jared Goering served in the army from 1993 to 2012 and did one tour in Iraq and two in Afghanistan. He was injured by two IEDs in 2009, and needs a service dog to help him walk and get down the stairs.

Jared tells NBC40 that he was on the boardwalk in North Wildwood when an officer stopped him. According to Jared, he showed the officer the dog's service identification card, but the officer still kicked him off the boardwalk and gave him a ticket. Jared was visiting the area from Florida. He and his wife were taking their first vacation in years.

According to NBC40, North Wildwood police are investigating the incident, and the mayor will issue an apology if the investigation showed that the officer was in the wrong.

Dogs are normally not allowed on the beach in North Wildwood from May first through October first. After October first, dogs are permitted if leashed.

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