Guard James C. Arnold

Guard James C. Arnold

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, February 26, 1891

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James C. Arnold

Guard Arnold drowned in the Puget Sound while transporting two prisoners from the territorial prison on McNeil Island to Steilacoom, Washington. They encountered a sudden squall during the trip that capsized their sailboat.

The bodies of Guard Arnold and the two convicts were never located.

Guard Arnold was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Location Washington

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On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


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