Patrolman John M. Arnold

Patrolman John M. Arnold

Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, February 12, 1885

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John M. Arnold

Patrolman Arnold was shot and mortally wounded while attempting to arrest a well-known desperado and ex-con. He developed blood poisoning and died five weeks later. The suspect was charged with murder and released after posting bond. Seven months later during his trial he shot and killed a witness who was going to testify against him. He went into hiding and was shot and killed a year later by a man in Hickman County.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, January 6, 1885
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Later shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 125th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 6, 2010

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