DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Deputy Benjamin Nimtz worked out of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Deerfield beach district.
He was a US Army veteran who lost his life in the line of duty almost one year ago.
It was back on July 21 of 2019 when Deputy Nimtz drove his patrol SUV with lights and sirens heading to a domestic dispute call around 3 a.m.
He crossed an intersection of Military Trail and Southwest 10th Street in Deerfield Beach when the driver of a pickup truck ran a red light and collided with him.
That driver, 32-year-old Darran Johnson, is facing charges of vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter and 11 other criminal counts and infractions.
Deputy Nimtz only had three shifts left to work before he was heading to Indiana to join his wife and two kids.
On Saturday, motorcycle riders will be followed by a customized truck towing a 28-foot trailer with graphics depicting the fallen.
“Keeping the memory of alive of the fallen 30-year-old deputy is the mission today,” said Jagrut Shah with Beyond the Call of Duty.