Officer Bradley Thomas Arn

Officer Bradley Thomas Arn

St. Joseph Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, November 10, 1998

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Bradley Thomas Arn

Officer Arn was shot and killed as he responded to a call of a man walking down the street firing an assault rifle. Officer Arn was the first officer on the scene and was shot once in the head while still driving his cruiser. The suspect continued walking down the street, shooting randomly, until he was cornered by other responding officers and shot and killed. The suspect, dressed in camouflage and firing an automatic assault rifle, had an additional shotgun and bullets strapped to his body. Officer Arn is the first St. Joseph officer to be shot and killed in the line of duty since 1944.
Officer Bradley Arn served six years and was a Gulf War veteran. He is survived by his wife and two-year-old twin daughters.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; MK-90
  • Offender Shot and killed by other officers

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Officer Arn,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death death which is also the 243rd Birthday of our Marine Corps I would just to say thank you for your service and sacrifice
Your Community and our Country as well when you served during Desert Storm. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

November 10, 2018

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