Police Officer John W. Arnold

Police Officer John W. Arnold

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, December 30, 1948

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John W. Arnold

Police Officer John Arnold succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on December 12th, 1948, as he approached a suspect choking a woman in an ally called Little Pine Street near Argyle Avenue and Biddle Street (modern-day Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard).

Officer Arnold had served with the agency for 27 years. He was survived by three children and 10 grandchildren.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 12, 1948
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Thank you for your service and dedication to the city of Baltimore.

Lauren Nelson

December 6, 2016

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