City Marshal William Rice

City Marshal William Rice

Winters Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, October 25, 1912

William Rice

City Marshal William Rice was shot and killed as he attempted to disarm a drunk man who had been waving his shotgun around and making threats.

The man fled to his home when he saw Marshal Rice approach. As Marshal Rice attempted to talk him into giving his shotgun up the man fired, fatally hitting Marshal Rice in the chest.

The man was arrested and convicted of Marshal Rice's murder.

Marshal Rice had served with the Winters Police Department for only six months. He was survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 105th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 25, 2017

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