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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Lt. Poole,
On today, the 84th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Europe during WW I fighting the Germans as a member of the 26th “Yankee” Division. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 30, 2018

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