Captain Justino Tudela Arriola

Captain Justino Tudela Arriola

Northern Mariana Islands Police Department, Northern Mariana Islands

End of Watch Sunday, February 14, 1982

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Justino Tudela Arriola

Captain Arriola was shot and killed when he responded to a call involving a man pointing a gun at another man. When Captain Arriola arrived at the scene he ordered the man to drop the gun. Shots were then exchanged and both Captain Arriola and the suspect were shot and killed.

Captain Arriola had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Captain Arriola, on this 33rd anniversary of your murder I wish to thank you for your service. I applaud that you prevented your murderer from ever harming anyone else and yet mourn what it cost. After all this time, no doubt your family sometimes feels like it was just yesterday. I feel in my heart though that they never really lost you and that you are there on this Valentines Day, watching over them and they know it.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

February 14, 2015

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