Deputy Sheriff Richard Lee "Rick" Rhyne

Deputy Sheriff Richard Lee "Rick" Rhyne

Moore County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, December 8, 2011

Richard Lee "Rick" Rhyne

Deputy Sheriff Rick Rhyne was shot and killed after responding to investigate reports of trespassing at a home on Morrison Bridge Road.

While questioning two brothers he learned that one of them had a warrant for outstanding child support. As he attempted to place the man under arrest the man fatally shot him with a handgun. The suspect then committed suicide.

Deputy Rhyne had served with the Moore County Sheriff's Office for four years and had a total of 37 years in law enforcement. He had previously served with the Pinehurst Police Department and as police chief of the Foxfire Police Department. He is survived by his wife, son, and two grandchildren.

On April 23rd, 2013 The Moore County Sheriff's Department named the new public Safety center the Rick Rhyne Public Safety Center in honor of Deputy Rhyne and his service to the citizens of Moore County.

Bio

  • Age 58
  • Tour 37 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 20, 2018

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