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Agent Thomas R. Matthews | South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, South Dakota South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, South Dakota

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Thomas R. Matthews

South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, South Dakota

End of Watch: Thursday, January 24, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1947

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Agent Thomas Matthews and Sheriff Dave Malcolm, of the Butte County Sheriff's Office, were shot and killed while conducting a roadblock near the town of Spearfish.

Both officers were shot by an escaped murderer from Minnesota. The suspect was apprehended and executed in the electric chair in 1947.

Agent Matthews was survived by his son and daughter.

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End of Watch: Thursday, January 24, 1946
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