Police Officer William Donald Arndt

Police Officer William Donald Arndt

Marysville Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, February 5, 1966

William Donald Arndt

Police Officer William Arndt was shot and killed as he attempted to talk a troubled youth from a home. The youth was armed with a shotgun and refused to come downstairs. Officer Arndt attempted to go upstairs to talk to the boy and was shot.

The suspect was taken into custody and convicted of Officer Arndt's murder. The suspect was released after serving only three years.

Officer Arndt had served with the Marysville Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Released after 3 years

fatal funnel, juvenile

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The sacrifice that Officer Don Arndt made should never be forgotten. His wife was left to raise their 3 children by herself & the 3 children were raised without their Father. The citizens of Marysville should never forget and the new comers to Marysville should be made aware of this tragic event. This is
a vital piece of Marysville's history and this hero should be honored.

Kay Smith
Marysille Citizen for 49 years.

February 1, 2013

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