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Deputy Sheriff Richard Lee Moore County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Richard Lee "Rick" Rhyne

Moore County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 37 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Deputy Sheriff Rick Rhyne was shot and killed after responding to investigate reports of trespassing at a home on Morrison Bridge Road.

While questioning two brothers he learned that one of them had a warrant for outstanding child support. As he attempted to place the man under arrest the man fatally shot him with a handgun. The suspect then committed suicide.

Deputy Rhyne had served with the Moore County Sheriff's Office for four years and had a total of 37 years in law enforcement. He had previously served with the Pinehurst Police Department and as police chief of the Foxfire Police Department. He is survived by his wife, son, and two grandchildren.

On April 23rd, 2013 The Moore County Sheriff's Department named the new public Safety center the Rick Rhyne Public Safety Center in honor of Deputy Rhyne and his service to the citizens of Moore County.

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Today starts Police Week. I leave with Jimmy and Linda Monday to meet Rob and family for another candlelight service in DC to honor you and all the others We have lost to soon. A very emotional time. Miss you every day. Don't think that will ever change. Keep an eye watching over us.

Wanda Rhyne
Surviving Spouse
May 10, 2014


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