Special Deputy Marshal William "Bill" Arnold

Special Deputy Marshal William "Bill" Arnold

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, March 17, 1898

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William "Bill" Arnold

Special Marshal Arnold was shot and killed while he and the deputy marshal were arresting a man for drunk and disorderly conduct in Claremore, Oklahoma. Special Marshal Arnold had put a handcuff on one of the man's wrists when the man pulled out a .44 caliber pistol with his free hand and shot Special Marshal Arnold in the face, killing him. The deputy marshal returned fire and killed the suspect.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Special DUSM Arnold,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

March 17, 2023

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