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Forsyth Co. sheriff’s deputy dies after being hit by car at Tanglewood Park


Deputy Sheriff John Thomas Isenhour

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office officials announced Wednesday the death of Deputy Sheriff John Thomas Isenhour as a result of being struck by a car on Sept. 18 while performing his law enforcement duties.

Isenhour was struck by a vehicle on Clemmons Road at the entrance to Tanglewood Park during the annual Tour to Tanglewood Bike Race. He was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

No word on whether or not the driver of the car, a 92-year-old woman, will face any charges.

Isenhour, 38, had been employed by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office since Oct. 26, 2015. Prior to his service with the sheriff’s office, Isenhour served his country in the United States Marine Corps for 17 years.

Funeral arrangements are pending.