South Florida deputy killed in crash was planning move to Fishers

Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Benjamin Nimtz (Broward County Sheriff/Twitter)
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BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. (WTHR) - A Florida sheriff's deputy killed in a crash while responding to a call was planning a move to Indiana.

Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Benjamin Nimtz and another officer were driving separate vehicles toward a domestic violence report early Sunday when he crashed into a pick-up truck. He died of a result of his injuries.


Police are still investigating the crash, but the other driver was not cited for the collision.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Nimtz had interviewed with the Fishers Police Department and his wife and their two children had already moved to central Indiana when he was killed. He was scheduled to have a final interview with the department next month.

“We believe he would have been a great addition to our police department and to our city," Fishers Police Sgt. Tom Weger told the newspaper, saying Nimtz "appeared to be a highly qualified candidate."

A GoFundMe page has been created to help Nimtz' wife, Emelie, and the couple's son and daughter.