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Lyon County Sheriff's Deputy George Rice. Photo provided by LCSO.

Remembering Deputy George Rice

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office; Facebook Press Release: June 1st, 2021

Deputy Sheriff George T. Rice

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada
End of Watch Friday, June 1, 1984.

37 years ago today, Deputy George Rice, from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, was shot and killed while at the scene of a call involving a mentally ill man firing a gun at cars. The suspect was barricaded in his house and Deputy Rice was standing about 20 yards away when the man opened fire, striking Deputy Rice in the head. The suspect was taken into custody during a SWAT operation later in the night.

Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy George Rice. Photo provided by LCSO.