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Detective Sam B. Arnold | Macon Police Department, Georgia Macon Police Department, Georgia


Sam B. Arnold

Macon Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Thursday, December 15, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 12/13/1927

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Detective Sam Arnold succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier while he and another detective were involved in a vehicle pursuit of a burglary suspect on Pierce Avenue.

The patrol car the detectives were driving overturned, causing Detective Arnold to suffer a skull fracture. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two days later.

Detective Arnold had served with the Macon Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and seven siblings.

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Det. Arnold,
On today, the 89th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Macon.


United States Border Patrol
December 15, 2016


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