Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Detective Kevin Darrell Rice, Sr. | Rockford Police Department, Illinois Rockford Police Department, Illinois

Detective

Kevin Darrell Rice, Sr.

Rockford Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, August 3, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 157

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/3/2001

Weapon: Handgun; .380 caliber

Suspect: Sentenced to 60 years

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Detective Kevin Rice was shot and killed while investigating suspicious activity in his sister's neighborhood while he was off duty.

He was returning from his new home, which was under construction, to his sister's home at approximately 1:30 am when he observed two suspicious men. He turned his vehicle around and drove up to them to investigate what they were doing. One of the men immediately pulled out a .380 semi-automatic handgun and shot Detective Rice six times in the chest. He was found with his foot still on the brake pedal.

A 19-year-old suspect was apprehended the next day. He had just been released from custody four months earlier for a murder he committed when he was 12 years old. He was later convicted of murder and sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Detective Rice had served with the Rockford Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 108 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

The community of Rockford, Ill., are amazingly great to express this much love and concern for a fallen officer. This is a beautiful way to be remembered and an encouraging affect on others all over. I've read so many reflection's it's understandable that he left a lot of good results behind, but at the same time they have been placed in the book of heaven. The dedication, the support and the love he shared with so many, he left to always be remembered. He had to be a good man because he was determined to pave his way in the right direction. He wasn't a hero, he was an Angel. I believe some of us are born into this world as Angels to do God's will and he was that. He put his life in front of evil to bring some good to the Community. Remember, God's will is not to end in evil but to bring good out of it.

Joyce E. Henderson
Citizen
December 3, 2014

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2014 Deaths