Marshal John Welton Rice

Marshal John Welton Rice

Forks Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Friday, July 22, 1960

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John Welton Rice

Marshal Rice suffered a fatal heart following an arrest in which he was injured. He was assisting a Clallam County 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 were able to subdue the prisoner.

Marshal Rice, a U.S. Army veteran, had served with the agency for 4 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
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 19, 1960


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Thank you, Marshal Rice for your service to this town. A lot has changed since you were abruptly take from us. I wish I could have met you, I'm sure you had great knowledge. You are never forgotten, RIP.

Future Law Enforcemet Officer

December 4, 2013

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