Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Austin Derek Aldridge

Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Austin Derek Aldridge


I didn't know you but my family did and for that reason, I wanted to pay my respects. These reflections never get easier. Just know you are honored, your family is in our hands now, your faithful and loyal service will be remembered forever, and your family will always be protected by you while you patrol the streets of Heaven waiting for their reunion with God. God Bless your family and your dedication to this profession. We have the watch from here my blue brother. RIP

Det. C. Whichard - Retired
Rocky Mount, NC Police Department

June 27, 2022

Rest in Peace. You earned it.

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

June 27, 2022

Thank you for your service. God bless you. You have served your country and community well. Prayer's for your family and your department. Go rest high on that mountain your work is done.

Lancaster police department

June 27, 2022

GONE TOO SOON! To Family, Friends, and His Department very sorry for your loss. Good Speed Deputy.

Retired Police Officer
Nassau Bay Texas Police Department

June 26, 2022

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

June 26, 2022

A good man, dedicated to his community and country. To the family and friends of Deputy Austin Aldridge please accept my condolences for your loss. His sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Sgt. James Mair (Ret.)
LASD- Denver PD

June 26, 2022

RIP My Brother

Retired Police Officer Maria Alvarez

June 25, 2022

Rest peacefully my brother

Lieutenant Greg Kouba
Victoria County Sheriff’s Office

June 25, 2022

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

June 25, 2022

Rest In Peace Deputy Aldridge, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department . God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold . Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Fair winds and following seas brother.


June 25, 2022

May you Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Austin Aldridge. They say that "Hero's Live Forever" and I strongly believe this. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. God will watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this terrible time. God's Speed Austin!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

June 25, 2022

Sheriff Aldridge, our world is full of evil people, and yet, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. You are a true hero, despite your short time of service and your young age. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your wife is experiencing. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

June 25, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Deputy Sheriff Austin Derek Aldridge. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

June 24, 2022

Thank you sir for your service and dedication to the citizens of Spartanburg County. You shall never be forgotten.

Retired Deputy Sheriff J.H. Brown, Anderson County Sheriffs Office. South Carolina

June 24, 2022

Deepest sympathy to the family of Deputy Aldrdrige and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Spartonsburg County Sheriff’s Office, South Carolina. May GOD give peace, comfort, and understanding to his family, friends, and associates for their loss. RIP Brother.

Chaplain Terry Longacre
Manor Township Police Department (Retired), Lancaster, County, Pennsyl

June 24, 2022

Rest In Peace, Deputy Aldridge. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

June 24, 2022

My sympathy to your family and friends for this terrible loss. There are no magic words that I can convey to them except to take one day at a time. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

To those that love You:

"I heard someone whisper your name. When I turned around to see who it was, I found myself alone. Then I knew, it was my heart missing you." Author Unknown

Robert Gordon, Retired Deputy Chief
Father of Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

June 24, 2022

My deepest sympathies and prayers to the SCSO and all the first responders, both in the field and on the radio! Thank you deputy Aldridge for your sacrifice, you are now in the glorious presence of the Lord, and your absence will be felt! Rest easy hero, We'll hold the line!

Psalms 56:3, "what time I am afraid, I will trust in thee".

Caleb Gossett
Laurens County SC 911 Communications

June 24, 2022 of our most dangerous calls. RIP my brother.

Philip Kizziah
Hammond, IN police

June 24, 2022

My deepest condolences on your loss. Sending prayers for God to comfort you all and give you strength during this difficult time of sorrow. Bless you.

Sheila Adkins-Reynolds
City of Montgomery Alabama Police Department

June 24, 2022

This has to stop we as LEO’S just want everyone to be happy and safe! Rest easy brother we will take the watch from here!!

Agent #084 Repp
State utah

June 24, 2022

God, give the family and friends of Deputy Aldridge comfort, peace, hope and strength as they mourn. Surround them with your love Lord. Amen

Pam Mainhart
Widow of Lt. Kevin C. Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

June 23, 2022

Thank you for your service to the community. Prayers go out to your family. God speed.

Retired Police Officer
Pilot Mountain NC Police department

June 23, 2022

"Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him."

Bishop Edward Skiba
Stuart, Fl Police Chaplain

June 23, 2022

Deputy Alridge was a role model for how every police officer should act. I'll forever be grateful for all those nights he parked with us at post and his constant willingness to offer help in any way he could. Rest easy friend.


June 23, 2022

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