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.

The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all

You put community about yourself that night and for that one moment everyone in your community will forever be in your family's debt

Rest in peace hero.......may we never forget

Lt. Marcus Anthony knight
Phoenix metro police department

April 19, 2024

May you always be remembered.

Dep. HR Hunt
Portage Co SO

September 20, 2023

You are remembered today, and every day, here in the greater Rockford community. Your name is spoken and your life honored frequently. While I hate the circumstances that brought our families to meet, I’m forever thankful for your family’s strength and guidance. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Andrea Cox
BLUE 815

August 3, 2023

One could tell he was a great guy, (strong family man and very respected by his peers)

Frank harris

July 25, 2023

I just watched his story and give thanks for his service and commitment to his calling.

Richard Ajer

April 16, 2022

I just watched this case on CBSreality. Very tragic. A true hero. A 24 hour cop. May his soul continue to Rest In Peace. Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Continue to keep his flame burning

Francis Paterson
TV Viewer

April 9, 2022

20 Years is a long time and I am hopeful Rockford PD is honoring Detective Rice's legacy and commitment to the City. I hope his family knows he was trying to protect others. I too saw the Forensic Files episode and commend the responding officers and detectives who solved this crime.

Stay Safe and God Bless

Chris Moore
Chief of Police
Palomar College Police Dept. CA
Phoenix Police Retired #5545

August 3, 2021

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

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. ❤️❤️

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.

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!


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.


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

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