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Dec. 08, 2011
Caucasian Male / 58 yrs. of age
Moore County Sheriff's Office
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Deputy Rhyne had served with the Moore County Sheriff's Office for four years and had a total of 37 years in law enforcement. He had previously served with the Pinehurst Police Department and as police chief of the Foxfire Police Department.
Wife & son, and two grandchildren.
Fatal Incident Summary
Thu. Dec. 08, 2011
Deputy Sheriff Rick Rhyne was shot and killed after responding to investigate reports of trespassing at a home on Morrison Bridge Road.
While questioning two brothers he learned that one of them had a warrant for outstanding child support. As he attempted to place the man under arrest the man fatally shot him with a handgun. The suspect then committed suicide.