Deputy Sheriff Stephen Dwight Riner

Deputy Sheriff Stephen Dwight Riner

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, September 30, 2001

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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I miss you old friend, no matter how much time goes by, I'll not forget you.

Lieutenant Brandon Bryson
Sullivan Co. Tn Sheriff's Office

July 13, 2013

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