Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 11 years, 7 months
Badge # 251
Cause: Heart attack
Incident Date: 2/8/1963
Detective Arundell suffered a fatal heart attack while pursuing two suspects.
At about 11:00 pm Detective Arundell and his partner saw a car run a red light at the intersection of Woodhaven Boulevard and 62nd Road. They attempted to stop the vehicle and both occupants bailed out of the the vehicle and took off on foot. His partner fired three warning shots and shouted for the two to stop. About 2 1/2 blocks later Detective Arundell felt severe chest pains, but they nabbed one of the perpetrators a short distance away. Detective Arundell was admitted to the hospital and died a short time later. Doctors attributed his death to the above incident. The other individual was picked up at his home.
Detective Arundell was appointed to the New York Police Department on June 16, 1951 and was assigned to the detective division. He was survived by his wife and four children.