Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Roger Dale Rice, Jr.

Laurens County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, July 14, 2011

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Roger Dale Rice, Jr.

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 20, 2018

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

July 15, 2016

Rest in Peace Deputy Rice You will Never Be Forgotten it sucks we lost you but Sheriff Ricky will make sure you are Never Forgotten Sir,

Coffee With A Cop Wichita Head Host Mich
Wichita Police Department and Local Departments

April 8, 2016

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

God Bless you and your family. I worked with an officer that attended the academy with your son, and he spoke so highly of him.

SC officer Charleston

March 14, 2013

As the mother of this young man the pain of loosing him has not got any easier and was made harder when this called his widow and his father and i in and ask if we would take a plea of life with no prossible of porole. We said no plea as his mother it is my job to make sure his voice is heard. I feel that there should be stiffer law in place across this county for even thinking about hurting a officer if we just slap them on the wrist nothing is going to change and if you kill a office death no question why should they get to live out the rest of their life when they have taken one or more.

Debra Haag Rice
Mother

January 28, 2013

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 24, 2012

To the family and friends of Deputy Roger Rice, his fellow deputies, and most especially to Roger:

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer. You will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Roger was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Roger's family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow.

This was your family's first Christmas without you. They are all in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Roger gave to his community and the citizens of South Carolina, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 14, 2011.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 28, 2011

Rest in Peace, Brother

Deputy Logan Niles
Garfield County S.O.

December 10, 2011

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Deputy Rice. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Roger he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Roger's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Roger's life was about so much more than the way he died. Roger will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Rice, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight & a half years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 7, 2011

Thank you, Deputy Rice, for your sacrifice and dedication in keeping us all safe. We lost a son under very similar circumstances. May the Good Lord watch over and protect your family and friends.
"No greater Love can a man have for me than to lay down his life for a friend" Jesus

Paul and Karen Highbarger
Mom/Stepdad Officer Chris Nicholson EOW:12/19/07

September 29, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of
USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

September 18, 2011

You stand with GOD now and we are now beneath you. God bless your family for their terrible loss and tremendous sacrifice.

Larry Wright
LAPD

August 28, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Rice,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Laurens County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP

August 19, 2011

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney
Virginia

August 15, 2011

Go rest high on that mountain brother, your work on earth is done. I pray that God will answer the needs of your family and bring them peace during this diffiucult time. God Speed

Captain David Thomley (Ret)
Kerhsaw County SO/ Conway Police Dept

August 9, 2011

Thankyou for your service, you are a hero for us all to look up too. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family during these tragic times

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

July 30, 2011

Deputy Roger Rice, thank you for your service. We can never repay your family for your sacrifice to ensure the rest of us a live in a safer community. Every night when I tuck my son into bed we say this to finish our prayers: "God bless all of the policemen, firemen, and soldiers who keep us safe. And Dear Jesus, if you should call one of them home tonight, give them eternal peace and grant their family the strength and courage to carry on. Amen." On July 14, 2011 my son and I unknowingly prayed for Deputy Rice and his family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Rice's entire family and the Laurens County Sheriff's Office, but especially his wife and two young children who have to live through such a horrible and unexplainable tragedy. Their Daddy is a true HERO!!

Det. Mike Treu
Kalamazoo Dept. of Public Safety

July 28, 2011


heroes remembereB
by BARRY&INEZ TOMAS




YOU WENT TO SERVE YOUR COUNTRY AND GLADLY GAVE YOUR ALL
YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AS YOU ANSWERED THE MASTERS' CALL YOU FOUGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVED IN AND WENT TO A FAR DISTANT LAND YOU LAY.DOWN YOUR LIFE FOR ANOTHER' THIS WAR WE CANT UNDERSTAND YOUR NAMES WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY A PLACE FOR THE BRAVE AND TRUE THE BATLE YOU FOUGHT IS NOW OVER' NOW THIS IS IN MEMORY OF YOU WE AS AMERICANS WE THANK YOU THERE' THERE'S NO WORDS TO EXPRESS WE TAKE OFF OUR HATS IN HONOR' AS THAY LAY DOWN TO REST SOME DAY WE WILL GET TO SEE YOUWHEN ALL BATTLES WON YOUR LIFE HERE IS OVER BUT THERE IT'S JUST BEGUN



barry thomas .sr
friend

July 28, 2011


heroes remembereB
by BARRY&INEZ TOMAS




YOU WENT TO SERVE YOUR COUNTRY AND GLADLY GAVE YOUR ALL
YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AS YOU ANSWERED THE MASTERS' CALL YOU FOUGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVED IN AND WENT TO A FAR DISTANT LAND YOU LAY.DOWN YOUR LIFE FOR ANOTHER' THIS WAR WE CANT UNDERSTAND YOUR NAMES WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY A PLACE FOR THE BRAVE AND TRUE THE BATLE YOU FOUGHT IS NOW OVER' NOW THIS IS IN MEMORY OF YOU WE AS AMERICANS WE THANK YOU THERE' THERE'S NO WORDS TO EXPRESS WE TAKE OFF OUR HATS IN HONOR' AS THAY LAY DOWN TO REST SOME DAY WE WILL GET TO SEE YOUWHEN ALL BATTLES WON YOUR LIFE HERE IS OVER BUT THERE IT'S JUST BEGUN



barry thomas .sr
friend

July 28, 2011

May your wife and family know that your ultimate sacrafice was not in vain. May your family and friends find comfort as time passes in these difficult days ahead. May they and we all look forward to the day they can see you again and others can meet you in person. That you for making our world a safer place to live.

Lt. Preston Donaldson
Tennessee Highway Patrol

July 27, 2011

Deputy Rice thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. You are a hero. May the Lord bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

July 25, 2011

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

July 25, 2011

Our condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of this officer.
Rest in peace brother.....

Officer Brewer-Retired
KPD (Washington State)

July 25, 2011

May God look over your family as you have your community.

Detective Pritchard
NCPD, South Carolina

July 25, 2011

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