Deputy Sheriff Stephen Dwight Riner

Deputy Sheriff Stephen Dwight Riner

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, September 30, 2001

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Stephen Dwight Riner

Deputy Stephen Riner and Reserve Deputy Barry Shelton were killed in a single vehicle accident while responding to a domestic violence call.

Both officers were killed when their vehicle went off the roadway and hit a tree.
Deputy Riner had been employed with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department for ten years, and is survived by his daughter, two sons, three sisters, and two brothers.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 311

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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