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 Rickles was shot and killed as he responded to a domestic disturbance call at a residence near Morris, Alabama. 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 was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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May you never be forgotten, and always remembered with respect.

Jennifer Ann Rickels/ 911- Communication
Austell Police Dept./ great niece

May 9, 2017

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