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Officer Bradley Thomas Arn | St. Joseph Police Department, Missouri St. Joseph Police Department, Missouri


Bradley Thomas Arn

St. Joseph Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 10, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; MK-90

Offender: Shot and killed by other officers

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Officer Arn was shot and killed as he responded to a call of a man walking down the street firing an assault rifle. Officer Arn was the first officer on the scene and was shot once in the head while still driving his cruiser. The suspect continued walking down the street, shooting randomly, until he was cornered by other responding officers and shot and killed. The suspect, dressed in camouflage and firing an automatic assault rifle, had an additional shotgun and bullets strapped to his body. Officer Arn is the first St. Joseph officer to be shot and killed in the line of duty since 1944.
Officer Bradley Arn served six years and was a Gulf War veteran. He is survived by his wife and two-year-old twin daughters.

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I remember almost every detail of that evening and the aftermath. Brad was a good friend, great officer and a good person. He will always be remembered as a hero.

Commander Steve Powell, retired
St. Joseph, Mo. Police Dept
November 10, 2015


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