Fallen BSO deputy laid to rest
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- The Broward Sheriff's Office, friends and family members said their final goodbyes to a 22-year veteran deputy killed in a horrific crash.
It was a final farewell to Deputy Christopher Schaub, 47, who was honored by fellow deputies and officers from all over Florida Tuesday morning. "Today is a tough day for the men and women of the Broward County Sheriff's Office, and the entire Broward County community," said Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti.
Schaub died on the job last week in a terrible wreck. His 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.
Schaub's son Deputy Tim Schaub, served along with his father in the same Pompano Beach district with BSO. "Ever since I could remember he was always wearing a police uniform," said Tim. "I always knew that when I become older, when I become a man, when I become an adult, I wanted to be just like him."
Florida Governor Rick Scott participated in the eulogy. "Deputy Schaub is remembered today for the mark he made on each of the lives of those here and in communities all across Broward County," said Scott.
Hours before the funeral, there was a symbolic moment, as a BSO deputy watched over Schaub's body before the motorcade to Calvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale.
The mile-long motorcade was seen from above, as they paused for a brief moment at the Pompano Beach City Hall.
After a somber service inside the church, there was a special salute to the man who protected and served the residents of Broward County for more than two decades. "Hero's live forever. His legacy will live on through all of you. Deputy Christopher Allen Schaub will never be forgotten," said Lamberti.
More 2,000 people attended Schaub's funeral service and paid their respects.
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