Deputy Sheriff Fred Arnold, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Fred Arnold, Sr.

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, December 26, 1934

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Fred Arnold, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Fred Arnold was shot and killed at his home as the result of a dispute involving a warrant he had been instructed to serve. The subject of the warrant arrived at Deputy Arnold's home with a state policeman with whom she was romantically involved. The state policeman attempted to order Deputy Arnold to surrender the warrant, claiming that the woman had paid a fine to the mayor of Pennington Gap.

When Deputy Arnold refused to relinquish the warrant a quarrel broke out. The state policeman's son and the woman's brother, both of whom had accompanied them to the home, rushed towards Deputy Arnold. Deputy Arnold shot the policeman's son in the leg before being shot and killed by the policeman.

The state policeman and the woman were both convicted of Deputy Arnold's murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Deputy Arnold was survived by his wife, who witnessed the incident.


  • Age 61
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

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