Trooper Arnold T. Rasmussen

Trooper Arnold T. Rasmussen

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Thursday, September 8, 1927

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Arnold T. Rasmussen

Trooper Rasmussen and Trooper Robert Roy were shot and killed while attempting to serve a petite larceny warrant on a suspect. The warrant was for stealing $6.48 worth of auto parts. As the Troopers waited outside the suspect’s home for him to get his jacket, a shot was fired from inside the home, killing Trooper Rasmussen. Trooper Roy entered the suspect’s home but has he climbed the stairs he was shot and killed. The suspect was apprehended three weeks later, convicted, and executed for the crime in 1928.

Trooper Rasmussen had been with the agency for two months.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1928

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Rest in peace Trooper Rasmussen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 9, 2021

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