Lieutenant Arnold L. Poole

Lieutenant Arnold L. Poole

Rhode Island State Police, Rhode Island

End of Watch Wednesday, May 30, 1934

Arnold L. Poole

Lieutenant Arnold Poole was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant in Wickford. The suspect fought with Lieutenant Poole and shot him after he had fallen to the ground.

The suspect was shot and killed by other troopers after being located a short time later.

Lieutenant Poole was posthumously awarded the agency's State Police Service Ribbon. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter. He is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 57

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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