End of watch: Forsyth County Deputy Auston Smith Reudelhuber laid to rest
Published 3:00 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2023
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Chief Warrant Officer 4 Rusty Sink, kneeling, presents a flag to the widow of fallen Forsyth County Deputy Auston Smith Reudelhuber, Rachel Chrissley Reudelhuber, and their daughters, from left, Addie and Raelyn. - Chandler Inions
The casket bearing fallen Forsyth County Deputy Auston Smith Reudelhuber is wheeled through the Salisbury National Cemetery by horse and buggy during a ceremony for the six-year Army veteran, who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 9. - Chandler Inions
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office personnel stand watch as the body of fallen deputy Auston Smith Reudelhuber is transported through the Salisbury National Cemetery. - Chandler Inions
Fellow officers salute the fallen Auston Smith Reudelhuber, who was laid to rest in Salisbury on Tuesday. - Chandler Inions
Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough, Jr., right, joins his officers at the memorial service for Auston Smith Reudelhuber in Salisbury on Tuesday. - Chandler Inions
SALISBURY — A Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty earlier this month was laid to rest at the Salisbury National Cemetery on Tuesday.
Auston Smith Reudelhuber was killed on Sept. 9 after a collision with a box truck on N.C. Hwy. 150 in Davidson County while driving his patrol vehicle to Forsyth County for his shift. Reudelhuber was transported to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
On Tuesday, a cross-county motorcade brought Reudelhuber to the Salisbury National Cemetery where the Army veteran was formally laid to rest. Agencies from across the region joined the convoy to pay tribute to the fallen deputy.
Reudelhuber, who was 32, joined the FCSO on March 29, 2021. He was assigned to the Field Services Division and was a field training officer. Prior to his service with Forsyth County, Reudelhuber was employed by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office for more than three years, and served his country in the United States Army for six years active duty.
“The FCSO family is grateful for your outpouring of prayers and support,” Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr. said in a press release earlier this month. “Most importantly, please keep the Reudelhuber family uplifted as they go through this difficult time.”