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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 # 243

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/13/2011

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

The man was subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

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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Sgt. Jim Russo
July 15, 2016


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