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 Bradley 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 in the 2200 block of Colhoun Street before exiting his patrol car. The subject continued walking down the street, shooting randomly, until he was cornered by other responding officers and fatally shot. The subject, dressed in camouflage and firing an automatic rifle, had an additional shotgun and bullets strapped to his body.

Officer Bradley Arn was a Gulf War veteran and had served with the St. Joseph Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and 2-year-old twin daughters.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

weapons violation

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Hey Brother, thanks for continuing to be our guardian Angel! The sunset was amazing tonight when we visited you at the cemetery. The break in the rain was also timed perfectly! You already know this but Andrea and the girls are doing amazing! The grandkids are pretty amazing too! Miss you brother! Keep up the great work as our guardian Angel!

Police officer Shawn Hamre
Kansas City Missouri Police Department

November 10, 2022

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