City Marshal Arthur S. Todd

City Marshal Arthur S. Todd

Coolidge Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 21, 1960

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Arthur S. Todd

City Marshal Arthur Todd was shot and killed after stopping a car for reckless driving.

The driver of the car refused to stop until arriving at his house. As Marshal Todd attempted to arrest the man in the front yard, the suspect opened fire with a 12-gauge shotgun, fatally wounding Marshal Todd. The suspect and a passenger in his car were arrested two hours later in Corscicana.

The man, 39, was arrested and sentenced to life in prison for the murder. An accomplice, 32, was sentenced to three years.

Marshal Todd was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Sentenced to life

traffic stop

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City Marshal Todd,
On today, the 63rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Sea

United States Border Patrol

September 21, 2023

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