Lucius J. Rice, one of the two colored members of the Dayton police force, was born at Orangeburg, North Carolina, May 27, 1876. He received a good education there and came to Dayton when he grew up. On June 1, 1909 he was appointed patrolman. Mr. Rice has been Second Sergeant of Company C, O. N. G. for two years, and distinguished himself at Lake Erie in 1908 by winning a government medal for marksmanship. He belongs to the colored K. of P. and Elk lodges. Before his appointment Mr. Rice and his wife, Dora, conducted a restaurant. He is a worthy and capable officer.