Police Officer Arthur B. Luntsford

Police Officer Arthur B. Luntsford

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, January 21, 1923

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Arthur B. Luntsford

Police Officer Arthur Luntsford was shot and killed by a robbery suspect at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Pine Street after he and his partner were informed that two men were planning to commit a robbery in the area.

When the officers approached the two suspects, one suspect produced a handgun and shot Officer Luntsford. Before his partner was able to draw his weapon, the suspect turned his gun on himself.

Officer Luntsford had served with the Seattle Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 20, 1923
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide


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Officer Luntsford,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Seattle.


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January 21, 2023

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