Police Officer Fabrienne Margot Van Arsdell

Police Officer Fabrienne Margot Van Arsdell

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, July 25, 1981

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Fabrienne Margot Van Arsdell

Police Officer Fabrienne Van Arsdell was killed when her police car was rear-ended by a drunk driver during a traffic stop on South Lewis Avenue. She had stopped the original vehicle for drunk driving as well. When the second car struck her vehicle, it caught on fire and jammed the doors shut, trapping Officer Van Arsdell inside.

The 32-year-old subject was convicted of first degree manslaughter and sentenced to 7 years.

Officer Arsdell had served with the Tulsa Police Department for five years. Her husband and father-in-law were Oklahoma state troopers.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 7 years

traffic stop

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May her soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven. I thank you for your devotional service to the citizens of your city. You will never ever ever ever be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

July 2, 2020

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