Austin Derek Aldridge, a 25-year-old citizen of Spartanburg, South Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, while carrying out his duties as a Deputy First Class for the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Tuesday, Austin Derek Aldridge, 25, passed away while responding to a complaint of a domestic altercation at a house. After being shot, Aldridge was taken to the hospital where he was later declared dead.
It is alarming news that every day, more and more young people are lost to homicide. Between May 20, 1997 and June 21, 2022, according to Jonathan Andrews, a friend of Austin Aldridge, “there were 9,163 days of a loving son, a terrific friend, a loving brother, and amazing spouse.”
On Sunday at 4 p.m., Austin Derek Aldridge, a Spartanburg County deputy who passed away in the course of duty, was buried at The Church at the Mill, 4455 Anderson Mill Road, close to Moore.
Austin Derek Aldridge Cause of Death
According to goupstate, Austin Derek Aldridge, 25, died on Tuesday after being shot earlier that day while responding to a call about a domestic disturbance in Spartanburg County.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff, Chuck Wright, made a vow to the audience that he wouldn’t think back on Tuesday’s activities while considering Austin Derek Aldridge.
Austin Derek Aldridge Obituary and Funeral
Reverend Bill Morris from Lyman First Baptist Church gave the eulogy.
“You knew, behind that smiling face, there was a wall that stood between you and whatever harm may come your way,” Morris said about Aldridge.
He said that Aldridge at the most basic level had unselfishness and bravery but, more importantly to him, Christ-likeness.
“It’s unbelievable that something this evil could happen to Austin (Aldridge) and his family,” Morris said.
He uses this as encouragement to the family, though, because he assures them that Jesus has been where they are, felt all of the evil in the world, yet came through it.
“Law enforcement is not a ticket to Heaven. Austin Aldridge is not in Heaven because he died in the line of duty,” Morris said. “Aldridge is in Heaven because he is saved.”
He said that, although the crowds supporting the family will not last forever, Christ’s love will wrap them forever.