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Monroe Isadore
Monroe Isadore
Birth: 20 January 1906
Oakwood, Texas, USA
Death: 7 September 2013
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA
Age: 107 years, 230 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Monroe Isadore (20 January 1906 – 7 September 2013) was an American centenarian who died in shootout with SWAT. He was one of the oldest living men in Arkansas at the time of his death.


Monroe Isadore was born in Oakwood, Texas, USA on 20 January 1906. His parents were Quincy Isadore and Ida (née Robinson) Coleman.

He had at least 10 children: three sons (Robert Foster, Monroe Rupert Isadore, Willie Tyrone Isadore) and seven daughters (Glenda Watkins, Bernita Bacon, Roberta Foster, Marilyn Howard, Beverly Ann Isadore, Cathy Isadore and Paula Isadore Aguilar).


His granddaughter Pauline Lewis had invited Isadore to live in her home in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in August 2013. On 7 September 2013, she and Isadore's daughter had intended to help him move into an apartment.

On 7 September 2013, at approximately 4:25 p.m., the Officers of the Pine Bluff Police Department responded to a disturbance at 1411 W. 16th.

When they arrived, they were able to determine that an Aggravated Assault had occurred against two people at the residence. The suspect Monroe Isadore had pointed a weapon at them. The officers had the two victims leave the residence, for their safety, and approached the door to the bedroom where Isadore was supposed to be.

When officers announced themselves, Isadore shot through the door at them. No officer was hit or injured by the gunfire. The officers retreated to a safer area and supervisors and additional help were called. Supervisors began negotiating with Isadore as soon as they arrived. S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics) was also called out.

Negotiations continued for some time and when S.W.A.T arrived, negotiations still continued. S.W.A.T. was able to insert a camera into the room, where Isadore was, and confirmed he was armed with a handgun. S.W.A.T. inserted gas into the room, after it was evident negotiations were unsuccessful, in hopes Isadore would surrender peacefully. When the gas was inserted into the room, Isadore fired rounds at the S.W.A.T. officers that had inserted the gas from outside a bedroom window.

Shortly afterwards, a S.W.A.T. The entry team, inside the residence, breached the door to the bedroom and threw a distraction device into the bedroom. Isadore then began to fire on the entry team and the entry team engaged Isadore, killing him.

Monroe Isadore died in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA on 7 September 2013 at the age of 107 years, 230 days. At time of his death, he had 27 grandchildren (including Pauline Lewis) and 66 great-grandchildren.