Captain Raul M. Monte

Captain Raul M. Monte

Virginia Department of Corrections, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, November 22, 1971

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Raul M. Monte

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.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

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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

November 22, 2012

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