Detective Robin Ann Arnold

Detective Robin Ann Arnold

Manistee County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, February 4, 1994

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Robin Ann Arnold

Detective Robin Arnold was killed in a vehicle crash on Quarterline Road near Deer Run Road in Mason County while returning from training with the regional narcotics task force.

She was traveling northbound on Quaterline Road when her undercover vehicle crossed the center line as the result of icy conditions on the roadway. Her vehicle was then struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Detective Arnold had served with the Manistee County Sheriff's Department for nine years and was assigned to the State Scherriff Chief Enforcement Narcotics Team (SSCENT) a month before she died. She is survived by her husband and two step-sons.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 9 years, 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving, weather

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30 years ago today! Reliving that horrible day in my memory just doesn't seem like it has been that long ago. As I thought about you today, I looked out the window and saw sunny skies and above normal temperatures. I kept thinking to myself why couldn't you have had this weather on this day three decades ago. Instead of clear and dry roads like we have today, you were given snowcovered, icy and slick roads to maneuver as you were headed home from training. I never in my wildest dreams ever thought we wouldn't have a chance to speak again.

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of giving a tour of the facility during orientation to the 44th police academy recruits at WSCC. Of course, we stopped at the beautiful memorial in the front lobby to pay tribute to those alumni who lost their lives way to soon. I got to share all the wonderful things about you with our future officers.

Just know you are missed by so many. In the short time we were partners, I have countless stories from when we worked together that brings me comfort and peace. God had a plan for you, and I am grateful I had the opportunity to both know and work with you.

Rest in peace my dear friend!

John O'Hagan
Retired Sheriff

February 4, 2024

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