Deputy Sheriff Dean Ridings

Deputy Sheriff Dean Ridings

Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dean Ridings

Deputy Sheriff Dean Ridings was killed in a boating accident while conducting marine patrol on Lake Anna with another deputy.

The boat encountered a large wake, causing it to turn sideways. Deputy Riding struck his head on the boat and his partner was thrown overboard.

Other boaters assisted his partner out of the water and back onto the patrol boat, which he immediately returned to shore. Both deputies were transported to Mary Washington Hospital, where Deputy Ridings succumbed to his injuries.

Deputy Ridings had served with the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office for six years and had previously served with the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and three grandchildren. Both of his sons also serve as deputies with the agency.

Bio

  • Age 52
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 390
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Boating accident

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 30, 2018

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