Officer Theobald was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic at an accident scene on South Broadway. He was attempting to use his flashlight to direct an oncoming car around a tow truck. The car ignored his signals and struck him, throwing him 30-feet. The occupants of the vehicle were returning from a dance and the driver had been drinking. The man was charged with criminal carelessness. Officer Theobald had been with the agency for three years and was assigned to the Wyoming Street Station. He was survived by his wife and two young children.