Police Officer Fabrienne Margot Van Arsdell

Police Officer Fabrienne Margot Van Arsdell

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, July 25, 1981

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.

Officer Arsdell had served with the Tulsa Police Department for five years.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

traffic stop

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Big Red was a super rookie in our squad. She had a top notch training officer, Bob Fagan. Sheproved herself to all. Thank you for the good, positive and sometimes funny memories. R I P


Sgt bob mieir ret
Tulsa Police Dept

July 16, 2014

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