Marshal John Welton Rice

Marshal John Welton Rice

Forks Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, March 19, 1960

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John Welton Rice

Marshal John Rice suffered a fatal heart following an arrest in which he was injured.

He was assisting a Clallam County sheriff's deputy arrest a suspect for drunk and disorderly conduct when the man began to violently resist arrest. Marshal Rice collapsed shortly after he and the deputy subdued the man.

Marshal Rice was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Forks Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, three children, mother, and three siblings.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 1
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Arrested

arrest, DIP

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Marshal Rice,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army.


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July 22, 2020

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