Deputy Christopher Schaub, a 22-year veteran of the Broward Sheriff's Office, beloved father and dedicated friend to many, died Wednesday from injuries he suffered in a traffic crash in Pompano Beach. He was 47.
Dep. Schaub was born May 21, 1965 at St. Mary's Hospital in Orange, New Jersey. His parents, Preston and Lillian Schaub, preceded him in death.
Preston Schaub was a 30-year veteran of the Essex County Sheriff's Office in New Jersey. Dep. Schaub followed in his father's footsteps and started his law enforcement career with the Livingston Police Department in New Jersey where he was a patrolman from 1985 to 1989. He was also a volunteer firefighter with the Livingston Fire Department from May 1987 until September 1988.
In 1989, Dep. Schaub did a 6-month stint as an investigator with the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office in New Jersey before joining the Broward Sheriff's Office in 1990. At BSO, he worked road patrol, in the detective bureau and most recently in Pompano Beach as a motorman with the traffic unit.