Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Roger Dale Rice, Jr.

Laurens County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, July 14, 2011

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Roger Dale Rice, Jr.

This was a great man and will always be remebered for the that. I have know Roger for 10 years or longer and my children played with his children on a regular basis. Praying for the family as they are coping with this. Much love and support.

Amber Edwards
close family friend

July 14, 2011

Nothing against the military but our society as a whole doesn't give the same respect to our "domestic military', our Police Officers. Having served 8 years, trust me when I say "Thank You" for giving your life in an effort to provide us a safe place to live.

RIP Brother! JTW

JTW

July 14, 2011

My prayers for the loves ones of this brother in blue who gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep this world in peace the way it should be. For the family " todo lo puedo en CRISTO que me fortalece" God Bless you allbrothers in blue and our families! We are gonna make a better place of this world so help us GOD!

LC Carlos J. Colon
Puerto Rico PD

July 14, 2011

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone


Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

July 14, 2011

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006


Chris Chambers
Saint Louis Co Police Dept

July 14, 2011

I was awoken last night to a parents worst fear. The dreaded phone call. My son called and said "Dad I just lost a brother". My heart skipped a beat... I am devestated and cant even comprehend what the Rice family must be feeling. Roger was doing what he loved and loving what he was doing!!!!!!
RIP young man. You are a true HERO!!!!!!!!

Terry Gainey
Father of an Officer

July 14, 2011

you and your family are in my prayers. rip officer rice.

Debbie White
mom of an officer

July 14, 2011

Rest in peace Brother Roger.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

July 14, 2011

My thoughts and prayers to the family of this young young man. Lets all say a prayer for strength for this family to get through this tough time they are facing.
Valerie

Valerie D
Just a passer by this page

July 14, 2011

I am so deeply sorry for this tragedy. I know there are no words that I can give you to find you any comfort and for that I am sorry. You are all in my prayers. My brother died in the line of duty 8 months ago at 32 yrs old leaving behind his wife and 3 kids. When I saw this on the news this morning my heart dropped for all of you. I hurt for you knowing how long and hard this road is.

Karen Portz
Sister of Fallen Officer Tommy Portz of Baltmore MD

July 14, 2011

Prayers and love for the family and fellow officers of Deputy Sheriff Rice. Your sacrifice is not in vain. I never knew how many people my brother touched until he passed (cancer). The outpouring of love and support helped us through. I pray it will help you through...knowing he was a hero.....he made a difference.

Alice Patterson-family member
Mother, Mother-in-law, Sister, Sister-in-law

July 14, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with this officer's family and his fellow officers. It is tragic when these things happen. I am sincerely thankful that we have men and women who are willing to serve this nation in protecting it's citizens. May God's blessings give you peace during this difficulty time.

Starr Hammond
concerned citizen/ sister to an officer in Anderson

July 14, 2011

May the Lord watch over your wife and children. Rest in Peace brother and may God take you in his hands and love you.

Senior Investigator
Riverside County District Attorneys Office

July 14, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. We too lost one of our own and are burying him today. Rest in peace.

RW
Citizen of Bismarck,ND

July 14, 2011

Thoughts and prayers to your family. Rest in peace my brother.
Chief Johnson

Chief Jeff Johnson
Rhodell,WV PD

July 14, 2011

Rest in peace, brother.

Officer R. Law
Rocklin PD

July 14, 2011

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service and dedication. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and to those that knew you.

PSO
Cayce Public Safety

July 14, 2011

Rest In Peace, my Brother...

John Ryan
Pipes & Drums
Chicago Police Department

Off. John W. Ryan
Chicago Police Dept.

July 14, 2011

Rest in peace Deputy....my thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the LCSO during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

July 14, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers will be with him and his family in there time of need.. Rest in Peace Roger...you will be greatly missed...

audrey ridgill
wife of a police officer/ Sumter SC

July 14, 2011

Thank you for your service to your fellow man. May God be with your personal family and your family in BLUE as they work through this time of grief and loss.

Sgt. Lisa Laine Williams
Seneca Police Department

July 14, 2011

Rest in Peace brother in blue. May you now patroll the golden streets of heaven. We have it from here Deputy Rice.

Special Agent C. McQueen
FRA SC

July 14, 2011

There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends. John 15:13 May our great God provide your family with peace.

K-9 Officer Chad VanCamp
Kokomo Police Department, Kokomo, IN

July 14, 2011

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer
12-25-2010

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Ret.) LAPD (Ret.)
Jerome County, Idaho (Ret.)

July 14, 2011

A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Laurens County Sheriff's Office. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Steven Marshall
Washington, NH Police Department

July 14, 2011

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