Sergeant Charles W. Rice, Jr.

Sergeant Charles W. Rice, Jr.

Westchester County Department of Public Safety, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 9, 2009

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Charles W. Rice, Jr.

Sergeant Charles Rice passed away as result of a disease he contracted from a prisoner during a transport in December 1987. The prisoner was infected with Hepatitis C, which was passed onto to Sergeant Rice.

Sergeant Rice was diagnosed with the disease in 1996 and passed away as a result on January 9, 2009.

Sergeant Rice was survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 32

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Tuesday, March 3, 1987

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Sir, your service and memory lives on as your wife continues to back the blue. I, along with my fellow Major Crimes Task Force partners, received a care package from Betsy in your honor. Hope all is well as you walk a beat in heaven’s streets.

Officer A. Nguyen
Pomona PD

April 30, 2021

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