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Sons of honor farm cook killed in head-on crash in SLO unveil father’s photo at sheriff’s office

Posted at 4:30 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 19:30:30-04

The portrait of a man killed in a wrong-way crash on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo last month was unveiled Tuesday by his sons at the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.

Posted by San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Anthony Au, of Los Osos, was a correctional cook at the sheriff’s honor farm.

The 43-year-old was on his way to work the morning of June 12 when a wrong-way driver crashed into him head-on. Both drivers died at the scene.

“Sheriff Parkinson told the audience how well regarded Anthony was at the Sheriff’s Office, about his love of superheroes, and how much he is missed by his family, friends and co-workers,” the sheriff’s office said about Tuesday’s unveiling ceremony.

Au’s wife, Becky, reportedly watched as their sons, Logan, 15, and Luke, 10, unveiled their father’s picture on a memorial wall at the sheriff’s office.

Anthony Au’s family in front of his portrait, which now hangs at the SLO Co. Sheriff’s Office (photo: SLOSO)


“Even though Anthony is gone, he will always be remembered,” the sheriff’s office said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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