Lieutenant Frank Arnold

Lieutenant Frank Arnold

California Department of Developmental Services - Office of Protective Services, California

End of Watch Friday, January 22, 2021

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Frank Arnold

Lieutenant Frank Arnold died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a confirmed exposure while on duty at the Porterville Developmental Center in Porterville, California.

Lieutenant Arnold had served with the California Department of Developmental Services - Office of Protective Services for eight years. He had previously served with the Shafter Police Department for four years, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office for 20 years, and the Tulare County District Attorney's Office for eight years. He is survived by his two sons and four grandchildren.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.

Bio

  • Age 65
  • Tour 40 years
  • Badge 1212

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, December 18, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the Children of God"

We commit this Officer into the hands of our Lord. May the Officer's loved ones find peace in the life led, honor in their Officer's performance and choice of profession, and profound happiness upon being reunited in the future.

God Bless all who answer the Call.

Deputy Director (Ret) Rusty Featherstone
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI)

September 20, 2021

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