Published: Sep 21, 2012 11:31 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The son of a slain South Florida sheriff's deputy is following in his father's footsteps.
    
This week, Sean Reyka became one of the newest deputies at the Broward Sheriff's Office. His father, Sgt. Chris Reyka, was fatally shot outside a Pompano Beach pharmacy in 2007. The slaying remains unsolved.
    
Sean Reyka is a 24-year-old former Marine. He says he decided to pursue a career in law enforcement after his father's death.
    
He tells the Sun Sentinel (http://sunsent.nl/Qr76Hf ) that he wanted a career that would allow him to work outdoors.
    
Reyka says he didn't join the sheriff's office to help avenge his father's death. He says that "justice will run its course."
    
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Information from: South Florida Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), http://www.sun sentinel.com

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