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

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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Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

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