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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Another year has passed but your memory lives on. The memorial with your photograph that was dedicated last year at the Riemer Regional Public Safety Center is my constant reminder of the loss I endured 29 years ago. I just began teaching in my 4th Police Academy at West Shore Community College. My recruits get to hear all about what a special person you were and how you were taken from our law enforcement family so suddenly. Even though I have told the story over and over again, I still get choked up explaining how I lost my partner. Watching my recruits salute the memorial each time they pass gives me great joy that you are still recognized today.

This past summer, I was contacted by Steven Schwein, a retired officer from Taylor Police Department. He explained that he is a part of the Thin Blue Shoreline Ride that rides hundreds of miles every year to both recognize and raise funds for fallen officers and their families. Each year, he selects individuals to ride for on their behalf. This year, you were chosen to be recognized during the 375 mile ride. Their group even stopped at the Sheriff's Office and paid tribute. Steve was nice enough to give me the tag with your name and end of watch information. I hung it up in my office at home with my Sheriff's Office memorabilia. That small chain meant the world to me!

So you see my friend, you will never be forgotten. I miss all the things that made you who you were: your short stature, your smile, your opinion, and mostly your mother like teaching that kept me on the straight path. I smile every time a good story comes up that you and I were involved in.

Another year has gone and another year you have been missed by so many. God Bless You Robin!

John O'Hagan
Retired Sheriff

February 4, 2023

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