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BROWARD SHERIFF RECOGNIZES FALLEN OFFICERS, DEPUTIES, RESCUERS

Date: April 25, 2017                                                     PIO Number: 17-4-27

Sheriff Scott Israel and the Broward Sheriff’s Office will pay tribute to 32 fallen heroes from the departments of law enforcement, detention and fire rescue and emergency services during BSO’s Annual Memorial April 26 held at BSO’s Public Safety Building.


10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Public Safety Building
2601 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale


In remembrance of those who sacrificed so much BSO’s Aviation Unit will fly over the ceremony, the honor guard will present the colors and a bugler will play taps.

Sergeant Chris Reyka was highly praised by his superiors and peers for his steadfast dedication, keen eye and reliability. In the early morning hours of Aug. 10, 2007, he was gunned down while checking on a suspicious vehicle outside a Pompano Beach Walgreens. Sergeant Reyka was 51 years old.

Deputy Robert Milligan was an experienced and well-respected law enforcement officer when he was shot in the line of duty on Aug. 9, 1978 and died three days later. He joined the Hollywood Police force, serving from 1949 to 1974. In 1976, he joined the Broward Sheriff's Office as a civil deputy. Deputy Milligan was serving an eviction notice in Lauderhill when he sustained a fatal gunshot wound.

Deputy Christopher Schaub began his career with BSO in 1990 after serving for four years with the Livingston (N.J.) Police Department. On Sept. 26, 2012, at age 47, he was fatally injured in a traffic crash while on duty on his BSO motorcycle. A dedicated employee, Deputy Schaub’s personnel file is filled with awards and letters of commendation. Deputy Schaub followed in his father’s footsteps when he went into law enforcement. His son, Tim, a BSO deputy, continues the family tradition.

At age 32, Deputy Daniel Rivera was enjoying a promising career as a BSO deputy in Pompano Beach when he was fatally injured in a car crash. As he drove to work on Sept. 11, 2013, the deputy’s car left Interstate 95 and hit a tree. He died 10 days later. Coming from a law enforcement family, Deputy Rivera started as an auxiliary police officer with the New York City Police Department and began working with BSO’s Department of Detention in 2003. He transferred to road patrol in 2012. He was also a certified emergency medical technician and a reserve firefighter with Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue.


THIS REPORT BY:
Gina Carter/PIO

Posted At: 04/25/2017 01:16 PM

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