MIAMI (CBS4) – A decorated war hero wanted to do something to honor Broward County’s men and women who protect and serve.
Thursday afternoon, Army Sergeant Nathan Robbins got that chance. Robbins presented American flags to the families of three Broward Sheriff Deputies who died.
The flags were in Robbins possession as he completed a tour of duty in Afghanistan. He was wounded there and received the Purple Heart.
One of the recipients of the flag was the children of BSO Deputy Christopher Schaub who was killed in the line of duty a month ago.
Schaub’s tearful daughter Kaitlyn was overwhelmed by the gesture.
“It’s great to see my dad is not just being honored in Florida or the U.S., it goes across the whole world. It means a lot,” said Kaitlyn Schaub.
“They are the heroes. They are the first ones, the tip of the spear when it comes to enforcing laws,” explained Robbins on why he wanted to honor BSO’s fallen heroes. “I deal with it on a terrorism level but they are the ones to initiate it. They are the real heroes.”
Tim Schaub who is a BSO deputy based in Pompano Beach just like his father was also received an unexpected honor Thursday.
He was presented with a brand new BSO cruiser that has his father’s badge number inscribed on the back bumper.
“It makes me feel like he’s with me all the time,” said Schaub.