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Sheriff Hanna remembers late deputy

By Susan Bryant


Lehigh County Sheriff Joseph Hanna has issued a statement regarding the recent death of Deputy Sheriff Steven H. Armbruster of Lehighton.

“It is with deepest regret that I report the passing of Deputy Sheriff Steven H. Armbruster,” Hanna said. “He devotedly served Lehigh County as a deputy sheriff for eight years from 2013 to 2021.

“Steve’s last tour of duty was Dec. 3, 2021. His end of watch was 9:50 p.m. Dec. 23, 2021.”

Hanna said Armbruster served this country honorably in the U.S. Army.

“During his military service, Steven was presented with a Meritorious Service Award and two Meritorious Achievement awards,” Hanna said. “He served with the military police.”

Hanna described Armbruster’s service to Lehigh County and its residents.

“Steve was a consummate professional and his low-key demeanor reflected positively upon the Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office,” Hanna said. “Steve consistently served the citizens of Lehigh County with distinction and set a positive example for other deputies to follow.”

Armbruster is survived by his wife, Tara; daughter, Madison, and two sons, Steven and Samuel.

Memorial contributions honoring Armbruster may be sent in care of Mrs. Steven Armbruster through Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton.

L.C. Deputy Sheriff Steven H. Armbruster