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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RIP Deputy Sheriff Donald Earl Rice. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

It is time that we increase the mandatory penalties for DUI related Homicides!

I Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderer and his spawn for eternity.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX

December 11, 2015

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