ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police Officer Kevin Rice was killed on August 3rd, 2001.
Rice, a 14 year veteran of the force, was investigating a group of suspicious men in his sister’s neighborhood. One of the men pulled a gun, shooting and killing Rice as he pulled up in his car.
William Buck, who was 19-years old at the time, was convicted of killing the detective and sentenced to 60 years in prison.
Rice was survived by his wife and three children.