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Sergeant Donald Clark Arnold

Sherman Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, December 23, 1969

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Reflections for Sergeant Donald Clark Arnold

My dad was a detective on the Sherman PD department the early morning Officer Arnold became a fallen officer. I was 8 years old, and I remember my dad had left early that morning to investigate at the station.

He was part of a 4 person task force that went to Dallas approved by city council for further investigation that did deliver the killer. I remember to this day him sitting at the table reviewing sketches that he quickly turned over from my view.

My dad had such respect for you and was broken hearted that you did not know you were walking into the line of fire and had no chance to retrieve your revolver.
RIP Sgt Arnold & God Bless Your Family

Diana Martello
Daughter of Detective Bowling December 23, 1969

May 20, 2022

50 Years ago today.

I lived in Sherman when Officer Arnold was murdered. What a tragic event. I was a teenager at the time, but I remember all the coverage of the event very vividly, and I think of it every year at this time, just two days before Christmas.

Former Sherman Resident

December 23, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 23, 2019

My memories of you were highlighted this evening during a conversation among friends regarding childhood nicknames. You always called me High Pockets when I was a little boy, 4 or 5 years old. You were my parents next door neighbor at the time, and you always found time to talk with me. I had just turned 18 when you tragically passed away. It was shocking news to my family and myself. I just wanted you to know that you still hold a place in so many hearts, 60 years later. Rest in Peace, my friend..

Randy Hickman
Childhood neighbor

May 12, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd 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 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.

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

December 23, 2011

God has allowed me to read these reflections and know more of the dad that I do not have a lot of memories of. I believe God continues to answer those unspoken questions about what my daddy's daily life was like in ways that I can not even imagine. I had found this page through a search of my dad's name one day and today I came back to it just to reflect.

Your reflections have all have just filled my heart with joy that I have gotten to know just a little bit more of my daddy. Thank you all for your reflections and prayers. I'll be sure to read these to my mom soon and ask her about 'High Pockets'

Rebecca Jane Arnold Lyles

September 20, 2011

I was stationed at nearby Perrin Air Force Base as an Air Force security policeman at the time Sergeant Arnold was taken from us. I was one of several security policemen from the base who attended Sergeant Arnold's funeral. That incident and the funeral had a profound impact on me. Even though I didn't know him, I carried the memory of Sergeant Arnold with me into my own Texas law enforcement career. I'll always remember.

Frank Ballard, Chief of Police (Retired)
Town of Hollywood Park, Texas Police Department

April 25, 2011

Sgt Arnold: we still honor you for your service. God Bless you and the family you left.

SSA Ellen Pierson

March 12, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this anniversary.

Former N.H. Police Officer
Fauquier County, VA

December 23, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your dedication and service

manchester, NH

December 22, 2007

Sgt Arnold was my next door neighbor for several years when I was a young boy. This would have been 1956 to about 1962. His nickname for me was High Pockets. Strange, the things we remember.

What an honorable man he was. His kindness and good will towards others made a difference in my life and left an example worth following, and remembering.

High Pockets says "Hello"!

Randy Hickman
Friend and neighbor

May 7, 2006

I have been the police academy director at the Texoma Regional Police Academy since 1971 (33 years) and Sgt Arnold has always been a hero to all of us. A few years ago we had his wife and one of his daughters (she was a very young child in 1969) attend one of our police graduations so we could recognize them for the sacrifice that that Sgt Arnold made. We promised them that we would never let his memory die. We have a picture of Sgt Arnold hanging on the wall near the entrance to our classroom, so that all of the cadets and officers that pass through our academy, on a daily basis, will never forget him. During my 33 years at the academy his name has been mentioned often in our training. We want everybody to know about the sacrifice that this wonderful father and police officer made. He is our hero.

Jerry Bardwell, Police Academy Director
Texoma Regional Police Academy

February 26, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

December 23, 2004

Thank you, Sergeant Arnold.......... May you rest in peace and know that we will be eternally grateful for what you sacrificed to make this world a better place. You'll not be forgotten.......


September 18, 2003

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