Deputy Sheriff Dewey Rickles

Deputy Sheriff Dewey Rickles

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, April 14, 1948

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Dewey Rickles

Deputy Dewey Rickles was shot and killed as he responded to a domestic disturbance call at a residence in Morris.

As he entered the home, he was shot three times when a man opened fire with a rifle. Minutes later, a fellow officer shot and killed the suspect.

Deputy Rickles had served with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Deputy Sheriff Rickles,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jefferson County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 14, 2023

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