Deputy Sheriff Christopher Schaub
Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tour of Duty: 22 years
Badge Number: 6591
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Date of Incident: September 26, 2012
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Sheriff Al Lamberti
Broward County Sheriff’s Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone: (954) 831-8900
Deputy Sheriff Chris Schaub was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of West McNab Road and North Andrews Avenue in Pompano Beach.
Deputy Schaub’s motorcycle collided with a car in the intersection. He was flown to Broward Health Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries approximately four hours later.
Deputy Schaub had served with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for 22 years. He is survived by his son and daughter. His son also serves as a deputy with the agency.
A Broward Sheriff’s Office motorcycle deputy has died after a crash in Pompano Beach Wednesday.
Christopher Schaub, 47, was a 22-year veteran of BSO who worked in the Pompano Beach district.
Schaub’s body, draped by an American flag, was ceremoniously taken from Broward Health Medical Center Wednesday night as hundreds of officers looked on.
A motorcade with dozens of motorcycle officers led the procession to the medical examiner’s office.
BSO said Schaub was fighting for his life before entering surgery Wednesday evening.
“His heart gave out six times. And he was brought back to life, and kept struggling, struggling, struggling to the point he couldn’t struggle any more,” said Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti.
Schaub leaves behind a son, who is also a BSO deputy, and a daughter.
The crash happened at McNab Road and Andrews Avenue at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
A woman driving a Mercedes involved in the accident was transported to Broward Health North. Her injuries were not as serious, said police.
Schaub was initially listed in critical condition after being airlifted to Broward Health Medical Center.
It’s unclear what led up to the accident, which is under investigation. Witnesses told Local 10 they heard the motorcycle pull out of the intersection and then heard a loud bang.
“In the middle of the intersection, (the deputy) was hit by a Mercedes and he went flying up in the air, and, as you can see, the motorcycle is totally destroyed,” said one witness.
Dozens of officers from various law enforcement agencies came to the hospital as a show of support.
“If the hundreds of people inside are any reflection, he’s a well loved employee, very hard worker, and what we’ve learned today is, he’s a fighter,” said Dani Moschella with BSO.