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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Not only was he a great officer /father / brother/uncle /husband. He was a caring man who would go out of his way to help any one, not only his family. Whether it was teaching me how to top a tree, or stopping to pick up a woman and her child to give them a ride in the pouring rain. He took classes to help understand people. He would ask me an my brothers if we were incarcerated what things could be in to the system to improve the imprisonment, activities for the inmates etc. When my mother received letters from the inmates, everyone of them said that Captain Monte treated them like human beings. The caring and respect that they showed was humbling.

David Monte

November 20, 2019

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