Thousands honor Broward Sheriff's Office deputy

Christopher Schaub killed in motorcycle crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Thousands showed up to the funeral for Broward Sheriff's Office Deputy Christopher Schaub, who died as a result of his injuries in a motorcycle crash last week.

The procession began at Kraeer Funeral Home in Pompano Beach. Along the way, children waved American flags and Broward County vehicles lined the street as the procession passed.

His body, draped by an American flag, was then brought to Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale, where thousands of law enforcement members, family, and friends attended the service. It featured a full police escort and honors.

"If we could have just another minute to say goodbye," said Mario Potvin, who was partnered with Schaub in the motor unit. "If we could let him know how much he impacted our lives."

"He wasn't just a coworker, he was my partner in crime," said Eric Compton. "We were together side by side each and every day. I always knew Chris had my back, and I had his."

Both Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti spoke at the service.

"Deputy Christopher Allen Schaub will never be forgotten," said Lamberti. "May he rest in peace. God bless all of you."

Schaub died last Wednesday after he crashed into another vehicle while riding his motorcycle. The other driver suffered minor injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

Schaub, 47, was a 22-year veteran of BSO who worked in the Pompano Beach district. Schaub leaves behind a son, who is also a BSO deputy, and a daughter. Both spoke at the service.

"I would give anything in the world just to have five more minutes with my father. Just to say thank you, I love you," said Tim Schaub, Christopher's son.

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