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Captain Raul M. Monte | Virginia Department of Corrections, Virginia Virginia Department of Corrections, Virginia

Captain

Raul M. Monte

Virginia Department of Corrections, Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, November 22, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Arrested

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Captain Raul Monte was shot and killed in the Powhatan County Courthouse while assisting another officer subdue a prisoner who was attempting to escape. Captain Monte, who was sitting in the back of the courtroom waiting to testify, was shot when the inmate grabbed the other officer's gun and opened fire.

The suspect was taken into custody at the scene before being able to escape from the courthouse.

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Grandfather, today is thanksgiving and the anniversary of your death. You will always be my hero. Today I will be in uniform, walking the very same hallways you walked wearing the Monte name proudly. I will make you proud and can only hope to be as great of a person as you were.

Officer S. Monte
Grandson
November 22, 2012

 

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