Final farewell for deputy who died on duty
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- The Broward Sheriff's Office will say their final goodbyes to a 22-year veteran on the force today.
"He was very unassuming and laid back but always got the job done," said Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti. "Never heard a peep from him, and he never complained."
Deputy Christopher Schaub was killed on the job last week in a terrible wreck. "The whole thing is just so tragic, especially in light of his son," said Lamberti.
At 11 a.m., Tuesday, colleagues, family and friends will pay their final respects to Schaub at the Calvary Chapel at 2401 W. Cypress Creek Rd., in Fort Lauderdale.
Road closures will begin before the funeral and during the funeral procession. At 10:15 a.m., officials will shut down Atlantic Boulevard westward, Powerline Road southward and Cypress Creek Road westward. At 12:45 p.m., Cypress Creek Road eastward, Interstate 95 to Sample Road and Sample Road eastward to 12th Street will be shut down.
Schaub's son, who is also a deputy, works at the same Pompano Beach Station as his father. The flags have remained at half staff and deputies have been wearing black bands over their badges to show their respects. "He gave his life serving this community doing what he wanted to do on his terms," said Lamberti.
Last Wednesday afternoon, Schaub's motorcycle collided with a silver Mercedes-Benz on McNabb and North Andrews Avenue.
The woman in the car escaped with minor injuries but crews airlifted Schaub to the hospital, where he later died.
Hours later, BSO deputies escorted the 47-year-old's flag-draped gurney to a van headed for the medical examiner's office.
A touching tribute is now on the sheriff's website, honoring a man who died serving and protecting his community.
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