Funeral held for BSO deputy killed in Deerfield Beach crash

Family, friends, colleagues gather at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale

By Peter Burke - Managing Editor

Family, friends and colleagues gathered at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale to remember the life of Broward Sheriff's Office Deputy Benjamin Nimtz, who was killed in a crash in Deerfield Beach.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Family, friends and colleagues gathered Thursday to remember a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy who was killed in a crash last month in Deerfield Beach.

The funeral for Deputy Benjamin Nimtz was held at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale.

Nimitz, 30, was killed July 21 when his cruiser collided with a Toyota Tundra pickup truck at Military Trail and Southwest 10th Street.

A funeral procession for the deputy left West Palm Beach en route to Fort Lauderdale.

Sheriff Gregory Tony was among those who spoke at the ceremony.

"I can speak on what he stood for, what charged him every day, because I share that with him," Tony said.

Deputy Roberto Ramon, Nimtz's partner, also spoke at the ceremony.

"He was the kind of guy who went out of his way to help others," Ramon said, recalling how he changed a flat tire for a woman shortly before the crash that took his life.

Nimtz, who lived in West Palm Beach with his wife and two children, was on his way to a domestic disturbance call at the time of the crash. He had been employed with the BSO since March 2018.

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