Rockford Police Officer Kevin Rice killed 20 years ago today

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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.

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