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Private Julian F. Arnold | Alexandria Police Department, Virginia Alexandria Police Department, Virginia


Julian F. Arnold

Alexandria Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, May 15, 1887

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/14/1887

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: One acquitted

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Private Julian Arnold was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend two suspected burglars.

He and his partner were on foot patrol when they overheard two men planning to rob a saloon in the 1400 block of King Street.

They went to get backup, and when they returned later night with two citizens they spotted the men laying on the ground. As they approached, one of the men jumped up and opened fire, striking Private Arnold.

The shooter fled the scene but the second subject was apprehended. The shooter was later arrested in Baltimore, Maryland. One of the men was sentenced to five years in jail while the other was acquitted.

Private Arnold was a Civil War veteran and had served with the Alexandria Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his expectant wife and four children.

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Pvt. Arnold,
On today, the 128th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Alexandria. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
May 15, 2015


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