Deputy Sheriff Sean Riley

Deputy Sheriff Sean Riley

Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, December 29, 2021

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Sean Riley

Deputy Sheriff Sean Riley was shot and killed after responding to assist a motorist near mile marker 115 on I-64 at about 5:00 am.

Another officer responding to back him up found him suffering from fatal gunshot wounds and his patrol car was missing. The subject later abandoned the patrol car on I-64 before fleeing to St. Peters, Missouri, where he carjacked and shot a citizen. The man then abandoned the vehicle before stealing another vehicle and returning to Illinois. He was taken into custody in the early afternoon.

Deputy Riley is survived by his wife and three children.

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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender In custody

disabled motorist

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Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

January 18, 2022

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