Patrolman August Arnold

Patrolman August Arnold

Norwalk Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, June 27, 1916

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August Arnold

Patrolman Arnold was killed in an automobile accident after arresting a man for driving while intoxicated on West Seminary Street. After arresting the man Patrolman Arnold asked a nearby citizen to drive the vehicle, with Patrolman Arnold and the prisoner, to the police station. When the man started the vehicle it accelerated rapidly and he was unable to control it.

The driver jumped out of the vehicle just before it crashed through a fence and drove down a steep hill. Patrolman Arnold was thrown from the vehicle and crushed. The prisoner was slightly injured.

Patrolman Arnold was survived by his wife, three daughters, parents, and sister.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident, DUI, prisoner custody

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman August Arnold of the Norwalk Police Department, Ohio and the additional 57 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 27, 2022

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