Agent Thomas R. Matthews

Agent Thomas R. Matthews

South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, South Dakota

End of Watch Thursday, January 24, 1946

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Thomas R. Matthews

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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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1947

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