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Lieutenant Arnold L. Poole | Rhode Island State Police, Rhode Island Rhode Island State Police, Rhode Island


Arnold L. Poole

Rhode Island State Police, Rhode Island

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 30, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # 57

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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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.

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