Lieutenant Arnold L. Poole

Lieutenant Arnold L. Poole

Rhode Island State Police, Rhode Island

End of Watch Wednesday, May 30, 1934

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Arnold L. Poole

Lieutenant Arnold Poole was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant in Wickford. The suspect fought with Lieutenant Poole and shot him after he had fallen to the ground.

The suspect was shot and killed by other troopers after being located a short time later.

Lieutenant Poole was posthumously awarded the agency's State Police Service Ribbon. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter. He is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island.

Lieutenant Poole was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 57
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Shot and killed

warrant service

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Lieutenant Poole , it has been 89 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

May 31, 2023

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