Deputy Sheriff Dean Ridings Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office Virginia End of Watch: Saturday, June 19, 2010

 

Photograph: Deputy Sheriff Dean Ridings Patch image: Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff Dean Ridings
Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office
Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, June 19, 2010

Biographical Info
Age: 52
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: 390

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Boating accident
Date of Incident: Saturday, June 19, 2010
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Deputy Dean Ridings was killed in a boating accident while conducting marine patrol on Lake Anna with another deputy. The boat was struck by a large wake, causing it to turn sideways. Deputy Riding struck his head on the boat and his partner was thrown overboard.
Other boaters assisted his partner out of the water and back onto the patrol boat, which he immediately returned to shore. Both deputies were transported to Mary Washington Hospital, where Deputy Ridings succumbed to his injuries.
Deputy Ridings had served with the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office for six years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and three grandchildren. Both of his sons also serve as deputies with the agency.

Agency Contact Information
Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office
9101 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Phone: (540) 507-7200
Please contact the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.

 

fredericksburg.com

Dean Ridings, 52, of Spotsylvania County, died Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Deputy Ridings had served for six years with the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office. He was a former Marine and a member of the NRA, Izaak Walton League and the Sheriff’s Association. He was an avid archer and loved spending time outdoors with his sons and brothers.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Anna Marie Ridings; his sons, Gordon Ridings and his wife, Sarah, and Nicholas Ridings and his wife, Kimberly; his brothers, Gordon Gary Ridings, and Robert Hunter Ridings; and three grandchildren, Lily, Aiden, and Grant.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Salem Fields Community Church, with the Rev. Buddy Marston officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 400 Seventh St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004.

Spots co deputy car (Hank Silverberg)

The patrol car of Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Ridings, who died Saturday in a boating accident, is draped in black, with flowers as the Sheriff’s Department mourns his loss. (Hank Silverberg/WTOP Photo)

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. – The patrol car of a Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s deputy sits draped in black Sunday as fellow deputies mourn one of their own who died over the weekend in a tragic boating accident.

Deputy Dean Ridings, 52, was on marine patrol of a crowded Lake Anna when the accident happened around 12:40p.m., Saturday.

"The boat was struck by a large wake, or a series of wakes which caused the boat to go sideways and caused Deputy Ridings to strike his head," says Sheriff Howard Smith.

Smith says that the lake is usually very busy on weekends, making the waters rougher than usual.

He was taken to Mary Washington Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. Deputy William Schroeder, who was driving the boat, was thrown from the boat into the water and was later rescued by other boats.

Ridings had been a member of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office since 2004. His two sons are also deputies with the county.

He is the first Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Deputy to die in the line of duty since 1988.

www.wtop.com

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. – The patrol car of a Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s deputy sits draped in black Sunday as fellow deputies mourn one of their own who died over the weekend in a tragic boating accident.

Deputy Dean Ridings, 52, was on marine patrol of a crowded Lake Anna when the accident happened around 12:40p.m., Saturday.

"The boat was struck by a large wake, or a series of wakes which caused the boat to go sideways and caused Deputy Ridings to strike his head," says Sheriff Howard Smith.

Smith says that the lake is usually very busy on weekends, making the waters rougher than usual.

He was taken to Mary Washington Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. Deputy William Schroeder, who was driving the boat, was thrown from the boat into the water and was later rescued by other boats.

Ridings had been a member of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office since 2004. His two sons are also deputies with the county.

He is the first Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Deputy to die in the line of duty since 1988.

Spots co deputy car (Hank Silverberg)

The patrol car of Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Ridings, who died Saturday in a boating accident, is draped in black, with flowers as the Sheriff’s Department mourns his loss. (Hank Silverberg/WTOP Photo)

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