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.

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer Gary Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

July 14, 2011

You paid the Ultimate Price to protect your community, and for that I salute you. God Speed brother, may you rest in peace. My prayers go out to your family, friends, Co-workers, and your community in their time of need.

Deputy Marshal Billy McCombs
Shelburn Police Department

July 14, 2011

My wife and I want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Rice's family, friends, co-workers, and agency. Rest In Peace Deputy Rice, we'll carry on for you.

Sergeant Mike Allen (Retired)
California Highway Patrol

July 14, 2011

My deepest heartfelt sympathy for the young family of Deputy Rice. We have also, felt the pain to lose a Deputy much too soon. May you find comfort in your family, fellow officers & in the COPS programs. You will find peace in knowing that you are not alone, and remember everyday
that Hero's live Forever in our Hearts....

Deputy Sarah Jones
Monroe Co., IN
EOW 10-19-08

Connie Jones
survivor in law

July 14, 2011

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Roger Rice. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Laurens County South Carolina will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

May the children of Deputy Rice, know that their Daddy is a HERO who we will not forget and will forever be in his debt for all he has done for us. Deputy Rice. Thank You sir for your service and protection to us all, may you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

July 14, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I don't think the cummunity realizes the sacrifices that youg men, women, and their families make, when it is decided that law enforcement is the career they have chosen. It, most times, is a thankless job. I will remember your family and the Sheriff's Dep't. in my thoughts and prayers. God bless all of you~♥~

Lisa Harp
Daughter of Kenneth M. McCarty lost in the line of duty May 23, 1991

July 14, 2011

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

July 14, 2011

‎7/13/11 ~ RIP My LE Brother. God Bless you and keep you. Thank you for your dedication, commitment and service. You will NEVER be forgotten!

~ Martin Ross ~
Federal Officer

Officer, Martin Ross
US Customs / DHS

July 14, 2011

Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of this brave man.. Such a tragic incident. Rest in Peace brother and go with God, we'll take the watch from here...............

Deputy R. Cook
Pennington County, SD

July 14, 2011

May God place his loving arms around your wife and children and your parents and give them the strength and understanding to endure the days ahead.

Major Walter R. Landrum
Bainbridge Public Safety Department

July 14, 2011

May God place his loving arms around your wife and children and your parents and give them the strength and understanding to endure the days ahead.

Major Walter R. Landrum
Bainbridge Public Safety Department

July 14, 2011

God Bless Deputy Rice, his family and friends. "I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom." Abraham Lincoln

Officer Jeffrey Blose
Lake Alfred Police Department FL

July 14, 2011

Saying prayers for his family. You will never be forgotten.

LEO wife
HPD Alabama

July 14, 2011

Godspeed brother. You died fighting the good fight and for that we are all grateful. Even picking up an extra shift...Godspeed...

Ofc. K. Jarrell

July 14, 2011

Our heartfelt sypathies to your wife and children, Deputy Sheriff Rice.
Thank you for your service.
Rest Peacefully

Parents of a police officer

July 14, 2011

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD,NJ

July 14, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


July 14, 2011

God's peace and speed Deputy Rice. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

July 14, 2011

I am sad at the loss of another Officer. I am praying for the strength of family, friends and fellow Deputies.


July 14, 2011

R.I.P. brother Roger Rice!!!

Husker Street Officer

July 14, 2011

R.I.P. BROTHER......Thanks for your service, and may GOD be with you and your family.

Sgt. Mark Medlin
Union County Sheriff's Office

July 14, 2011

Officer Rice,

Thank you so much for your service. I pray that God comforts your family and gives them peace. You have not died in vein.

Jessica Ackerman
Sister and neice of officers

July 14, 2011

Rest in peace brother. The ultimate sacrifice, doing what we do everyday. My condolences to Deputy Rice's family and the Lauren's County Sheriff's Office.

S/Cpl M. Johnson
Richland County Sheriff's Department

July 14, 2011

Deputy Rice you are a hero. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Laurens County and the State of South Carolina. God bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

July 14, 2011

To the family, co-workers and friends of Deputy Rice, I am truly sorry for your loss. Know that he is now patrolling the street of gold in heaven.

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

PFC Matthew Woodall
North Charleston Police Department, SC

July 14, 2011

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