Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Kevin Darrell Rice, Sr.

Rockford Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, August 3, 2001

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Reflections for Detective Kevin Darrell Rice, Sr.

Touched by his courage and determination to do the right thing when he didn't have to on his off time. My second time seeing his story on Forensic Files. Cried more the 2nd time than 1st time.

Leon M Mclendon LPN
My Hero

January 20, 2021

God Bless your soul. Watching ForensicFiles at the moment. Such a senselessly act . Thank God your kids and wife are being taking care -killed in the line of duty. Thank to the dedicated individuals who helped solved this case. May William Buck never see society again.

Cynthia Robinson, Virginia Beach, VA

January 10, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace god bless you

Mark Mottola

August 3, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 3, 2020

I miss you old friend. Many great times we all had.
You’ll always be in my memories and heart.

Dana Smith
RCPD

July 25, 2020

I just finishing watching Forensic Files and the Senseless way you were gunned down was horrible. I just lost my little brother a year ago due to gun violence and this still haunts me. Knowing his newborn son will never know him. I pray His wife and children are at peace knowing the killer has been caught. I know that Kevin is watching over you all. He passed serving the community. God Bless you guys and thank you for sharing your story. Thank you for your 14years of service Rest In Peace Detective Rice

Sherice Johnson
Army Veteran

May 22, 2020

Watching Forensics Files and praying that everyone touched by this great loss finds peace. Thank you for your service Det. Rice and family. ❤️❤️

Maryann
Private citizen

March 30, 2020

Watching the Forensics Files episode about the investigation. Rest in Peace, Det. Kevin Rice Sr. Thank you for your service and I pray your family has been able to find peace and closure.

James Allen
Private Citizen (Security Professional)/LE Supporter

February 19, 2020

As much time has passed, I recall it all as though yesterday. I was working at a security chief at the time downtown Rockford & had several encounters w/ Det. Rice on-the-job. I was at-work the night it happened & heard all the police controls radio-chatter via my portable scanner.

{I initially thought it was a mach/surge-drill or some type of other training in-progress, as at the time, losing someone in law enf. in the area was almost non-existent.}

Such a horrific tragedy to such an accomplished & well-distinguished man in our city's public safety history.

~Lest we forget the dangers of policing is a 24/7 job. {God speed Detective!}

Bradley Smith

February 11, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Rice.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 9, 2019

Seen this story on forensic files.
My heart goes out to his family.
Congratulations to his son for following in his dads footsteps it takes courage to step up and serve.
Thank you for your service young man. I wish you and your family well.

Melissa
Appreciated citizen for his service!

June 17, 2019

Watching this story now on Forensic Files. My heart goes out to his family! Keep his legacy alive!

Deidra

December 28, 2018

Just saw Kevin's story on Forensic Files. Please accept my deepest condolences. God bless him for his service. Rest in peace, sir.

Christine
Citizen

February 4, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 15, 2017

Officer Rice's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 10-30-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

October 30, 2017

It's very difficult to imagine life without my father during my young years. Especially growing up knowing my father's life was taken by a human being for selfish reasons! I hope and pray the all might father will lend his guiding hand showing the off spring of Kevin Rice the ways of the world we live in. RIP Kevin!

K.L. Woodard

June 11, 2017

You are remembered today and always for your courage and Bravery. May the Lord bless your family always.. RIP my brother in blue

Detective Clarence Lockett
Dallas Police Department

May 2, 2017

You are remembered today and always for your courage and bravery. May the Lord bless your family always...Rest in Peace my brother.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City Police Department

August 2, 2016

May GOD bless your soul and all your family. I will always be thinking with an open mind (blinders off) for the rest of my life. I am truly saddened Sir by this unfortunate evil act to you.

COII Ross Cargan Canadian Corrections
member against crime/evil

May 31, 2015

May God's will have been done. May his love of his family linger on for always. There is no word to tIe away the pain. I just Pray God blessed you all to find solace in you memories and the knowledge in knowing he loved you and he was doing good
Sadden by the loss.. .

Velvet Rice
Rice

April 12, 2015

The community of Rockford, Ill., are amazingly great to express this much love and concern for a fallen officer. This is a beautiful way to be remembered and an encouraging affect on others all over. I've read so many reflection's it's understandable that he left a lot of good results behind, but at the same time they have been placed in the book of heaven. The dedication, the support and the love he shared with so many, he left to always be remembered. He had to be a good man because he was determined to pave his way in the right direction. He wasn't a hero, he was an Angel. I believe some of us are born into this world as Angels to do God's will and he was that. He put his life in front of evil to bring some good to the Community. Remember, God's will is not to end in evil but to bring good out of it.

Joyce E. Henderson
Citizen

December 3, 2014

Thank you for the ultimate service. You are with God. We continue to pray for you. I pray your family has since begun to heal.

Michelle Cerone
MCSO wife

September 16, 2014

I SEE HIS FACE EVERYDAY. I HAVE THE MEMORIAL BUTTON THE DEPT. GAVE ALL THE JURORS ON MY DESK. IT'S A REMINDER THAT YOU CAN'T ALWAYS COUNT ON TOMORROW. THAT WE CAN NOT CONTROL THE ACTIONS OF OTHERS. I THINK OF HIS FAMILY OFTEN AND WISH THEM HOPE AND PEACE

S. BRENNAN
ALT. JUROR

September 3, 2014

I have nor will I EVER FORGET YOU MY BROTHER!!! We had some FUN CRAZEE TIMES!!! Jus like when u tricked me about my car:) Until we meet again WATCH OVER ALL OF US:) WE LOVE YOU FOREVER & EVER:)

Officer Lisa Hodges-Leombruni
Rockford Park District Police Department

August 2, 2014

I will NEVER EVER FORGET U MY BROTHER!!! We had fun times & jokes u played on me but most of all you were THE BEST COP !!!!! One day I will see you again until then watch over us here my brother!! Love to you & your awesome family your lil sis Lisa

Officer Lisa Hodges-Leombruni
Rockford Park District Police Department

August 2, 2014

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