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

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

Sergeant Rice had served in law enforcement for 22 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 32

Incident Details

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

communicable disease

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So many years have passed and you not being here leaves our family with a major void.
You were always a gentleman and a genuine family man. My heart aches that you and Betsy will not be growing old together, but your memory is still very much alive .

Pamela Murphy

January 9, 2023

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