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Deputy Sheriff Christopher Allen Schaub

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Christopher Allen Schaub

Prayers for Deputy Schaub and his family, God Bless
May he Rest In Peace

Investigator Richard R. Robbins Jr
New Hampshire Licquor Enforcement/Blue Knights LE M/C Club, Fl XVII

September 27, 2012

Rest in Peace Brother Schaub. May God be with his family at this time of great loss.

JP McGrath(retired)
Schenectady Police Department

September 27, 2012

My heartfelt sympathy to the family and fellow deputies of Deputy Schaub. May he rest in peace.

Patrol Officer Ryan McNeil, Medicine Lodge (KS) Police Department

September 27, 2012

As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. You have served your time in hell, now rest comfortably in the arms of God. We’ll take it from here.

Capt. James W. Moore
Gardner, KS Police Dept.

September 27, 2012

God Bless Your Family and your Police Brothers

Lt Jerald Wheeler
Southaven Police Department, MS

September 27, 2012

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.

“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.

Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

Investigtor David L Bell (Retired)
Richland COunty Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 27, 2012

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer

Investigtor David L Bell (Retired)
Richland COunty Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 27, 2012

Praying for your family, friends and co-workers! May comfort each of their during the process of grieving! May you always be remembered as the HERO that you are!

Shelly Ragsdale
Surviving Spouse of Officer Alan Ragsdale EOW 11-27-00

September 27, 2012

God Bless Deputy Schaub and his family.
Thank for your service.

Det.Sgt. Robert Spinney Jr. Ret.
MBTA Transit Police Massachsuetts

September 27, 2012

We are all very saddened by the news here at McManus and McManus. We would like to send our thoughts and prayers to the family and all the family at the Police Department. Thinking of you all during this very difficult time.
Warmest thoughts, Mary, Laurie, Laura and Kendra and staff at McManus & McManus, P.A., Largo, FL

Legal Asstistant
McManus & McManus, P.A.

September 27, 2012

Thank you for your years of service Deputy Schaub. May you rest in peace.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

Captain Denise L. Warrick
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

September 27, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Chris Schaub - Alive and well in the presence of God.

To Your Family:

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have been on my knees first thing every morning and prayed for every law enforcement officer and their family.

Every morning - during that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with loving, caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name, Amen”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for 19 months. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

September 27, 2012

I am grateful that there are brave officers like you who are willing to sacrifice their precious lives to protect us. Another "Hero" taken. Prayers to your department and most of all to your Loved Ones, you did not die in vain, you died doing what you loved and for that you are a REAL HERO! Thank you.
May you rest in Peace SIR.

K.L.Mellinger SAR 223
So. NYE, Co. Sheriffs Search & Rescue

September 27, 2012

Rest in Peace Brother. Your son will continue your legacy.

Broward County SO

September 27, 2012

Rest in Peace

Detective J. Pollock
Muhlenberg Township Police, PA

September 27, 2012

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

September 27, 2012

Rest in peace my brother for you are a true hero. May God wrap his arms around your family and fellow Officers in this sad time. Thank you for your service.

Trooper Scott Wernecke #958
Washington State Patrol

September 27, 2012

Thank you Deputy Sheriff Christopher Schaub for your service to your community. My deepest condolences to your family, fellow officers, community and all officers in our great country.

So Many Different Lengths of Time -
By Brian Patten
How long does a man live after all? A thousand days or only one? One week or a few centuries? How long does a man spend living or dying and what do we mean when we say gone forever?
Adrift in such preoccupations, we seek clarification. We can go to the philosophers but they will weary of our questions. We can go to the priests and rabbis but they might be busy with administrations.
So, how long does a man live after all? And how much does he live while he lives?
We fret and ask so many questions - then when it comes to us the answer is so simple after all.
A man lives for as long as we carry him inside us, for as long as we carry the harvest of his dreams, for as long as we ourselves live, holding memories in common, a man lives.
His lover will carry his man’s scent, his touch: his children will carry the weight of his love. One friend will carry his arguments, another will hum his favorite tunes, another will still share his terrors.
And the days will pass with baffled faces, then the weeks, then the months, then there will be a day when no question is asked, and the knots of grief will loosen in the stomach and the puffed faces will calm.
And on that day he will not have ceased but will have ceased to be separated by death.
How long does a man live after all? A man lives so many different lengths of time.

Linda Merrick

September 27, 2012

Condolences Go Out To The Family And CoWorkers In This Time Of Tradgedy.

Schoharie County Sheriffs Tactical And Rescue Unit.

September 27, 2012

God's peace and speed Deputy Schaub. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

September 27, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Schaub, May you Rest In Peace, Thank You for your public service. Rest assured that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!

Police Officer Sergio Valdez
Chicago Police Department

September 27, 2012

Chris, it has been many years since we've known each other. It was always a pleasure working with you on the road years ago and later in Criminal Investigations. If there was one person we all could have counted on for a back-up that would have been you. Like you there are few left and I am sure your son will turn out to be a great Deputy, following in your footsteps. You were one of the best FTO anyone could have asked for at the beginning of my career with BSO and a great mentor during all this time. You were always a funny guy with a great since of humor “Schmekell”. Keep the street upstairs safe for us who will follow in the years to come and we’ll have a great reunion. You will be greatly missed by your family and all of us here who knew you.

Det. Marcos Ruiz-Toledo
Broward County Sheriff's Office

September 27, 2012

God Bless Deputy Schaub and his service.

Diana Hiiesalu Bain
Widow ~ Dep. Pierre Bain ~ E.O.W. March 23, 2006

September 27, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas Kelly, Senior Federal Air Marshal
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 27, 2012

Rest in peace brother.

Det. Andreoli

September 27, 2012

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