Deputy Sheriff George T. Rice

Deputy Sheriff George T. Rice

Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Friday, June 1, 1984

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George T. Rice

Deputy Rice was shot and killed while at the scene of a call involving a mentally ill man firing a gun at cars. The suspect was barricaded in his house and Deputy Rice was standing about 20 yards away when the man opened fire, striking Deputy Rice in the head. The suspect was taken into custody during a SWAT operation later in the night.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Began my career in Law Enforcement in December 1981 as a tribal officer and frequented the Lyon County area were we "interacted" with the deputies many times. George was one who never looked down on me because I was a "tribal officer" and he assisted on calls without hesitation. When he was killed, I was with the Mineral County Sheriff's Department in Hawthorne, NV and we were ready to rush over and help out. Unfortunately we could not have aided George like he used to aid us. Rest in Peace Senor... "To those who remember, you shall live forever."

Anthony Lessard, COP
Las Vegas Paiute Tribe

October 27, 2018

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