Sergeant Scott Arner

Sergeant Scott Arner

Jasper County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, January 4, 2002

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Scott Arner

Sergeant Scott Arner drowned while performing an investigation in an ice-covered mine pit on North Thicket Road.

The water-filled mine shaft was approximately 40-feet deep and had been used as a location for criminals to abandon stolen cars. After Sergeant Arner's body was recovered, he was flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sergeant Arner was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Jasper County Sheriff's Department for 13 years.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 95
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Sarge....there hasn't been a day since you passed away that I haven't regretted arresting that woman that gave that BS info that got you into the water.

Thanks for the qualification tips.... I'll never shoot above 95% and it's ok.

Ptl Sgt Wayne Smith
Former Co-worker,/ Diamond Police

February 28, 2021

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