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Deputy Sheriff Roger Dale Rice, Jr. | Laurens County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Laurens County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Roger Dale Rice, Jr.

Laurens County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 1 year, 7 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/13/2011

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and wounded

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Deputy Sheriff Roger Rice was shot and killed as he and other deputies searched for a murder suspect at approximately 11:55 pm.

Officers from the Fountain Inn Police Department had requested assistance from the sheriff's office to locate the man, who had just murdered his girlfriend. Deputies and officers located the man near his home on Barrel Stave Road in Clinton. As they attempted to take him into custody, he opened fire, fatally wounding Deputy Rice. Other officers on the scene returned fire and wounded the subject before taking him into custody.

Deputy Rice had served with the Laurens County Sheriff's Office for 18 months. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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As the mother of Deputy Roger Rice I can not tell you much about the day we laid our son to rest but i'm told it was a hero's fair well. I no in my heart he is still doing what he loved just in a diffence way, when he's not hanging out with his brother. So from the bottom of my heart I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your kind words in honoring our son. This goes on for us until we see justice for our son and as his mother they will hear me loud and clear. Thank you again Debra Haag Rice

Debra Haag Rice
Laurens County, S.C.
July 30, 2013


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