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Police Officer Wayne Robert Rice

Waterloo Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Sunday, July 12, 1981

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Reflections for Police Officer Wayne Robert Rice

Officer Rice,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Waterloo. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 12, 2021

Thank you for service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 12, 2020

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County, NY Police Department

July 13, 2016

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

July 12, 2016

RIP Officer Wayne Rice and Officer Michael Hoing and Deputy William Mullikin Justice has been served SALUTE


March 19, 2014

Rest in Peace, Officer Rice. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

Officer Rice,
On today, the 32nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow officer for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Waterloo. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

July 12, 2013

Gone but not forgotten.. Any ony one that that wants to bitch about about cops, have them talk to me !!!!!!!!!!!!
His brother Chuck!!!!!!

Chuck Rice

August 29, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th anniversary of your death. 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 12, 2010

No matter how you feel, which side you take- you have to know- you too, would miss your big brother. Behind the badge and uniform was someone's son, brother, husband and daddy....He missed so much- and we think of him every day. Thank you to those who dont forget...And thank you to the ones who put their uniform on the very next day and continued on ....We appreciate you too! Wayne's Baby Sis

I am his baby sister

May 10, 2010

I was 11 when this happened. I remember that day like it just happened. I remember it being so very hot-even that night. I just don't know what to say...there aren't any words that haven't already been said, there isn't enough compassion to express it properly. The loss both family's had to deal with that night, can never be filled. As a child, I remember feeling scared when it happened, as I grew up it turned to embarrassment and one talked about it, like it never happened. But now, as a grown man, I feel nothing but heartache for your family. I have tried to teach my children to respect these men and woman who try to protect us from ourselves. We criticize them on one end, yet we wouldn't want to live in a world without them. Teaching them right and wrong and to respect the law is the best tribute I can do. Not to respect out of fear, but because you do the job that the rest of us are to afraid too. God bless the family of Officer Rice.

Man of sorrow
Nephew of one of the suspects

April 10, 2010

A hero to more than he knows. ©2004

Emory - Ephrata, WA
brother of Ferry County WA Undersherrif Matthew J Lane

January 2, 2009

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 24, 2007

Words can not express the loss suffered by your family and the community. You will never be forgotten. I remember that hot summer and the the fear that gripped the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area. It was revealed in court, during the successful prosecution of your assailant, that Officer Hoing and yourself displayed the ultimate commitment to duty, honor and each other.

Senior Patrol Agent Bradley Neal
United States Border Patrol, CBP

July 5, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero. God bless.

September 29, 2004

After all of these years you are still remembered as a hero! May God bless you Officer Rice. We will never forget your sacrifice. May our brother Wanye rest in peace. Never forget the fallen hero!

Ofcr. Dan Winger

August 19, 2004

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