End of watch: Forsyth County Deputy Auston Smith Reudelhuber laid to rest

Published 3:00 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2023

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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.”