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September 27, 2012
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Fla. motor officer dies following collision

The driver of the Mercedes was not initially charged

By PoliceOne Staff

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Deputy Sheriff Chris Schaub of the Broward County Sheriff's Office was killed shortly after his motorcycle collided with a Mercedes-Benz in an intersection.

Deputy Schaub had been flown by helicopter to the nearby Broward Health Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries approximately four hours after the incident.

According to the Sun Sentinel, the driver of the Mercedes was 63-year-old Mirtha Odell, who was treated at a hospital and had not been charged as of Thursday night.

Deputy Schaub had served with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for 22 years, according to He is survived by his son and daughter.

His son reportedly also serves as a deputy with the agency.

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