Thousands honor Broward Sheriff's Office deputy

Christopher Schaub dies after motorcycle crash

Published On: Oct 02 2012 07:09:09 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 02 2012 01:00:00 AM EDT
Christopher Schaub
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 it passed.

His body, draped by an American flag, was then brought to Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale, where about 4,000 people attended the service. It featured a full police escort and honors.

IMAGES: Funeral for Broward deputy

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

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.