Investigator Cecil Dwayne Ridley

Investigator Cecil Dwayne Ridley

Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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Cecil Dwayne Ridley

Investigator Cecil Ridley was shot and killed while conducting a subject stop at a convenience store at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. near 12th Street in Augusta.

He was conducting proactive patrols with other members of the narcotics unit in response to recent gun violence in the area. They observed a group of individuals loitering in front of the convenience store and attempted to contact them.

Upon seeing the investigators one of the subjects walked into the store but was approached by a deputy inside. He began walking back outside when he saw Investigator Ridley walking into the store. The man immediately opened fire, striking Investigator Ridley.

Other deputies returned fire as he fled into the parking lot, wounding him, before taking him into custody. The subject who shot Investigator Ridley was on parole for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

parolee, subject stop

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Cecil since that night i haven't been the same. I still wish things could've been different. Whether you had not come in the store to back me up or the suspect pulled his gun on me. I didn't have the heart to speak to your family at the funeral and i have yet to come visit your grave. But I've gained the courage and coming to visit you today brother. Thank you for everything. I pray that you're at peace and ask that you help me find peace also. 513 your memory lives on. I love you brother

Vernon- Ex Deputy

June 9, 2020

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