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Detective Sergeant Lucius J. Rice

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, October 5, 1939

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant Lucius J. Rice

Rest in peace Detective Sergeant Rice.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 14, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Sergeant Lucius J. Rice of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 78 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 5, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. We honor you on the 78th anniversary of your E.O.W. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

October 5, 2017

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Sergeant Lucius J. Rice Dayton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 78 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Thursday, October 5, 1939

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 5, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 74th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

September 16, 2013

Detective Sergeant Rice,
I did a search to see if other officers who share my last name had ever died in the line of duty. I was saddened to find that you were one of nine officers with the name of Rice to have died in the line of duty. I want you to know that you have not died in vain but instead died courageously and with honor. Thank you for your service.

P.O. Rice
UMKC Police Dept.

August 9, 2008

Sgt. Rice,
On today, the 68th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dayton. It took another year, but your murderer finally got the justice that he deserved. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

October 5, 2007

Grandpa, I never had the opportunity to meet you, but thru the images and experiences left with my Dad, I have always admired you and thankful to the family values you and Grandma Dora initiated for your decendants. I know God has blessed you and Dora, as well as Mom and Dad, and I do hope I am priviledged to meet you next to God when I am called home to heaven.

Robert B. Rice Jr.
Grandson

October 14, 2006

You gave of yourself so others could be safe and secure in our community, thank you. Rest in peace.

Ofr. Will S. Wright
Dayton Police

August 27, 2004

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