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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Thank you for your service, military as well as police, and please know that no passage of time can ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 30, 2021

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