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Deputy Warden Theodore Rothe | Montana Department of Corrections - State Prison, Montana Montana Department of Corrections - State Prison, Montana

Deputy Warden

Theodore Rothe

Montana Department of Corrections - State Prison, Montana

End of Watch: Thursday, April 16, 1959

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.30

Offender: Committed suicide

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Deputy Warden Theodore Rothe was shot and killed during a 35-hour convict rebellion at the Montana Sate Prison in which 16 guards were taken hostage.

The ring leader of the convicts killed Deputy Warden Rothe and then committed suicide as the Montana National Guard and Montana Highway Patrol stormed the prison and regained control.

Deputy Warden Rothe was survived by his wife, two children, two brothers, and two sisters.

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Your duty and honor to the citizens of Montana will always be remembered.

Leroy Kirkegard, Warden
Montana State Prison
May 8, 2014

 

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