Family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers paid their last respects Tuesday to a Broward Sheriff's Office motorcycle deputy who was killed in a crash last week.
Deputy Christopher Schaub was laid to rest following a funeral at Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale on W. Cypress Creek Road. Gov. Rick Scott attended the funeral, which featured a 21-gun salute and flyover.
"It's very sad," Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti said Tuesday. "He made that ultimate sacrifice."
Lamberti said BSO Motor 44, Schaub's radio number, will be retired. It's the first time the county has ever retired a radio number.
Schaub, 47, died last Wednesday while on duty after his motorcycle collided with a Mercedes at West McNab Road and North Andrews Avenue in Pompano Beach. The crash is still being investigated.
According to the BSO, Schaub had been with the department for 22 years. He inspired his son Tim to also become a BSO deputy.
“I always knew that when I became older, when I became a man, when I became an adult, I wanted to be just like him," Tim Schaub said.
A large funeral procession took place before the funeral. Portions of southbound Federal Highway in Pompano Beach, Atlantic Boulevard, Cypress Creek Road and Powerline Road were closed as the procession made its way to Calvary Chapel.