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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Though I never met you, my dad said that you were a very nice man. We all miss you. R.I.P.

Sonny D'Alessio
Son of Sgt. Dennis D'Alessio

March 29, 2022

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