Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Arnold L. Poole

Rhode Island State Police, Rhode Island

End of Watch Wednesday, May 30, 1934

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Reflections for Lieutenant Arnold L. Poole

Thank you for your service, military as well as police, and please know that no passage of time can ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 30, 2021

Lt. Poole,
On today, the 84th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Europe during WW I fighting the Germans as a member of the 26th “Yankee” Division. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 30, 2018

Rest in Peace brother, we have the Watch

Phoenix Police, Brother in Blue

June 9, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 30, 2015

I thank everyone who has posted wonderful comments for my Great Grandfather. His son, Charles was my Grandfather. His birthday is today and he would have been 90 day. Losing his father, at such a young age, changed him forever. My Great grandmother (Arnold's wife) never remarried and lived a long life. She was a brave, hardworking and honest women. She was my role model. When she passed, my heart was broken. My grandfather passed 2yrs ago from cancer. I miss him greatly. My son, has chosen to follow his Great Great grandfathers foot steps and is trying to become a RI State Trooper. He made it through all the testing and was interviewed. Unfortunately, he was not chosen. He is doing the samething this year and I'm hoping he is selected this year. My grandfather told me that he wanted to see my son walk the stage and become a Trooper. I know he will be watching from another place then Earth, but will be there.
Thank you all again for your wonderful comments. It means a lot.

Heather Marcinko
Great granddaughter

July 24, 2014

Troopers like you laid the foundation for one of the world’s finest State Police divisions. Thank you my brother for your sacrifice and bravely.

Capt. Glenn E. Kresge
Delaware Health and Social Services

June 24, 2013

I was lucky enough to acquire at auction the military letters Poole wrote while in France with the 102nd Field Artillery, 26th Division. Also newspaper clippings of his murder while a Lieutenant in the Rhode Island State Police. A true, unsung American Hero.

Civilian, Jim Niemi

January 5, 2013

Thank you for your Heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

May 30, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 30, 2012

72 long years have passed since you joined the kingdom of heaven. I thank you for your sacrifice. I am proud to be from "Lil' Rhody" and know that every day I rode my bike to the candy store alone or left my front door unlocked, it was because of you. Because of you, and everyone who followed you, I was safe, and could be the person I am today. I agree that no office should be left without reflection, and so with that memory I leave you. A small town RI gal a long way from home thanks you so much for your service.

(From a Policeman's Prayer) "...And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your Heavenly Force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God, as we have been to guard the city of men."

God Bless.

Neart, Gra agus Onoir (Strength, love and honor)

Crime Scene Specialist K. Martin B1162
Scottsdale P.D. (AZ)

May 29, 2006

A true hero, your service inspires us all! RIP Lt Poole.

Mike, Boston MA

January 29, 2005

Lieutenant Poole, no officer should be without a reflection. You are a hero . . a warrior, and this should be recognized! I honor you my brother, your name, your memory and for the ultimate sacrifice you made for the people of your state and the country. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer).

Special Agent Jim Crotty
ATF (SA, Retired)

April 2, 2004

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