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.

Godspeed Deputy Rice, we will take it from here.

W. Powell
PD Newton NC

July 14, 2011

My condolences to the family and the department. RIP brother, my pegs are down for you.

TX Peace Officer

July 14, 2011

May God give your family strenght and peace through this difficult time. Rest in peace

SeniorTrooper Robert Owens
South Carolina Highway Patrol

July 14, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the suffering family at this time as well as the local agencies that lost a brother. R.I.P.

Chaplain Paul Grady
Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville, TN

July 14, 2011

It just seems like it never stops. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and loved ones. RIP Deputy Rice. Your job is done here.

kelly allen - prior

July 14, 2011

On behalf of the 6,105 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Deputy Rice’s family as well as the members of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

July 14, 2011

We send our sympathy and condolences to Deputy Rice's family and department. May they all find comfort and peace in the Lord for the difficult days ahead.

Rest in peace, Deputy Rice.

Sal and Lois Rao
Surviving Parents of SCHP Senior Trooper Michael J. Rao
End of Watch June 12, 2002

Sal and Lois Rao

July 14, 2011

May God be with his family and with the Laurens County Sheriff Office. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9

Cheryl London Communicator
Buncombe County Sheriff Office

July 14, 2011

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Roger Rice, and the Laurens County Sheriff's Office Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Deputy Rice, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

July 14, 2011


Communications Wayne Faber
Apex Police Nc

July 14, 2011

Dep Rice, may you rest in peace our brother. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

July 14, 2011



July 14, 2011

RIP my brother. May God give your family the grace and peace that passes all understanding.

Deputy Atkinson

July 14, 2011

Another horrible day for Law Enforcement.. I pray for the friends, family and Department of Deputy Rice. Never let his memory fade. Rest-In-Peace Brother.

Investigator Mike Bradford-Ret
Tallahassee PD

July 14, 2011

Our prayers are with the family and the Laurens County Sheriff's Office.

Sergeant Jay Miller
Jefferson County Alabama Sheriff's Office

July 14, 2011

Rest in peace Brother Roger, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham Retired
Sand Springs PD Okla.

July 14, 2011

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

July 14, 2011

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Rice. Our hearts go out to your family at this most difficult time.

Leonard T.

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

We would like to send our warmest regards and deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Deputy Roger Rice. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult and sad time. Rest in Peace, Deputy Rice and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

July 14, 2011

Rest in Peace brother. Job well done. Our prayers are with your family and loved ones.

Sgt W P Carter
Mount Pleasant Police Department

July 14, 2011

God speed brother...I realize that I am a state away however I have family in South Carolina and go through Laurens Co to get to Kershaw. I've traveled this route hundreds of times and always thought how peaceful and beautiful this county is. I am so sorry that it has to be disturbed in this mannor. God be with the family, department and citizens of the county as you go though this. I too know the loss of an officer on duty as we had a seasoned officer shot and killed after a brief vehicle chase. He worked for a very small department and I am blessed to have known him both professional and personal. Rest easy brother, your work is done..Safe journey..

Jackson Co 911 Jefferson Ga

July 14, 2011

God Bless You and May You Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Rice. Thank You, Terry Granato

Terry Granato
Border Agents Mom

July 14, 2011

My heart and prayers go out for each and every person affected by this tragic event. Nothing can be said or spoken that will make the pain go away, but know that thousands of people are praying in support of you and in remembrance of your wonderful husband/father/family member/co-worker and friend.

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death and though I mark on duty, my calls unknown, I fear no evil, for the majority are with me, nor do I worry of my own safety, all of this I do for the citizens of my community.

Though I have made mistakes, accept me, as I accept you and show me the way …..Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

Pride is what you show through self-respect and conduct, Integrity is proven through honest action and character, while Honor is exceptional recognition given to you by another.

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I have no doubt that Laurens County Deputy Sheriff Roger Rice displayed ALL of these characteristics throughout his career in service to others as well as being an example of what a true lifelong hero should be.

Rest in Peace Sir as you continue to watch over your brethren and family until you meet again with a kind smile and a loving embrace.

Boone County Sheriff's Office (Indiana)

July 14, 2011

Rest in peace, Deputy Sheriff Rice. Thank you for your dedicated service to you community. Your sacrifice and that of your family will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, Laurens County SO and law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed, Hero.

Kathy B

July 14, 2011

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