Deputy Sheriff Donald Earl Rice

Deputy Sheriff Donald Earl Rice

Eaton County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, December 10, 1985

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Donald Earl Rice

Deputy Rice was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting a disabled motorist on a highway. The drunk driver sideswiped Deputy Rice and then fled the scene. The man was apprehended and sentenced to seven-and-a-half to fifteen years for manslaughter.
Deputy Rice had been with the agency for nine years and was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

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Deputy Sheriff Rice, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 27, 2019

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