In Memoriam: A Tribute to Officer Daniel E. "Danny" Rice

Bethlehem Police

For Immediate Release

April 25, 2013

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

Officer Daniel E. Rice
Badge #146

On April 25, 1997 tragedy struck the City of Bethlehem Police family. Officer Danny Rice was killed while on patrol when his vehicle was struck by another car in the intersection of Schoenersville Road and Westgate Drive.  Danny served the citizens of Bethlehem in a way that few others have been able to match.  To have known him, and to have heard any number of his thousands of jokes or stories, was one of life’s treasures.  Danny always had a smile on his face and was sure to soon spread that smile to others around him.

Danny was a Field Training Officer for many officers, many of whom have risen through the ranks of BPD to leadership positions today.  He not only taught the skills necessary to be a police officer, but most importantly he taught those officers that the job of a cop…

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