Officer Monte Ruby

Officer Monte Ruby

CoxHealth Department of Public Safety, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Monte Ruby

Officer Monte Ruby succumbed to an injury sustained four days earlier when he was assaulted by a prisoner who was receiving medical aid at Cox North Hospital in Springfield.

The prisoner had been taken to the hospital for treatment from dog bites sustained during his arrest earlier in the evening. While in the emergency room, he became combative and kicked Officer Ruby in the neck. Despite his injury, Officer Ruby and a Springfield police officer were able to subdue the suspect.

Officer Ruby collapsed moments later and was immediately treated for a neck and spine injury caused by the kick. He succumbed to the injury four days later.

The prisoner was convicted of Officer Ruby's murder and sentenced to life plus 7 years for assault to be served consecutively.

Officer Ruby had served with the CoxHealth Department of Public Safety for 15 years and held a commission through the Greene County Sheriff's Department. He had previously served as a reserve officer with the Springfield Police Department.

The officer is survived by his wife and children.

Bio

  • Age 62
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 420

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 2, 2008
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Nearly ten years have past, but no brother in blue is ever forgotten! My husband abs and I both quirks for Cox health at the time. And now we remember once again the true sacrifices made. "WE" recently began a new life as a LEO family. No matter the risks we're all together in this. In remembrance and great pride.! We thank you for your service.

LEO Wife Kaia Fields
Nixa, MO PD

February 19, 2018

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