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Detective Sergeant Lucius J. Rice | Dayton Police Department, Ohio Dayton Police Department, Ohio

Detective Sergeant

Lucius J. Rice

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, October 5, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 63

Tour: 30 years

Badge # 111

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/30/1939

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1940

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Detective Sergeant Lucius Rice was shot and killed when he and two other officers went to an apartment building at 531 College Street to arrest a murder suspect.

Sergeant Rice and the other two officers searched the apartment, found the suspect hiding in a closet, and ordered him to come out. The man came out of the closet firing a gun, striking Sergeant Rice and another officer.

Sergeant Rice succumbed to his injuries five days later.

The man was convicted of Sergeant Rice's murder and executed on October 23rd, 1940.

Sergeant Rice had served with the Dayton Police Department for 30 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Rest In Peace Brother. We honor you on the 78th anniversary of your E.O.W. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA
October 5, 2017


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