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Patrolman Robert J. Arnold

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, January 15, 1968

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Reflections for Patrolman Robert J. Arnold

Rest in peace Patrolman Arnold.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 6, 2020

Bravery is something that cannot be taught. It is instilled in men from God as a gift. Officer Arnold's bravery will never be forgotten!!!

Tierney #1205
Montgomery County Police MD

January 15, 2018

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 15, 2018

Hard to believe it was 48 years ago. Although I frequently think of Bob, I just never thought of visiting the computer to say " hello " to my old friend. We first met in kindergarten at P.S. 51 school on Hertel Ave. in Buffalo. I lived on Austin St., while Bobby and his family lived on Tonawanda St. I was within one block of Bobby when his life was ended. I was at a service station on Skillen and Military Rd. The horrible event with Bobby was at the rear of a saloon on Military Rd where Kenmore Ave. dead ends into it. I never heard any shots but I remember the police cars at that location. I didn't know at the time Bobby was involved but knew it was bad as I realized a police car transported someone to the hospital in a squad car. Bobby was probably the nicest all around person I had ever known. He was the reflection of his family also, who like Bob were just the absolute best of human kind. Bobby was friendly, funny, a true and genuine friend, husband and father. May God continue to bless the Arnold family.

Tom Markott
Old friend

July 23, 2016

I was 8 years old when uncle Bobby was killed. I remember waking up in the morning and my mother crying in the kitchen. Uncle Bobby has always been our hero. Thank you for your service Uncle Bobby! You will never be forgotten.

Janice Bright

May 22, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

January 15, 2012

Bob or "Bobby" as your sister in law Judy calls you, we continue to remember you on the anniversary of your death (I HATE the word anniversary for something so horrible, but it is what it is). Your sister in law Judy is very involved with our Chapter and speaks of you often. It may have been 42 yrs later but she still hurts and remains proud of you and the service you gave to your community.C.O.P.S. is here not only for her but all of your family.

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance
President Genesee Valley Concerns of Police Survivors

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance/President GV C.O.P.S.

January 15, 2011

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Arnold and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

January 13, 2009

Today on the 40th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for those who still mourn you. May God comfort them on this difficult day and all days. You never get over the pain of losing someone, you just somehow try to accept it.
Rest in peace Sir you are not forgotten.
Respectfully submitted
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

January 15, 2008



January 5, 2008

It has been 28 yrs since your death and you have not been forgotten. Your sister in law Judy speaks proudly about you. We will always remember you even though many of us never knew you.

Ellen Guerdat
VP Western New York Concerns of Police Survivors

Ellen Guerdat

January 15, 2007

We met your sister in law this past year and upon hearing she was a survivor made sure we recognized you at our annual candle light memories vigil last night. Thank you for your service. We will always remember you and your service.

Ellen Guerdat
VP WNY Concerns of Police Survivors

Ellen Guerdat

December 6, 2006

I went through the Buffalo Police Academy with Bob in 1965. I subsequently resigned and joined the NYSP. I was working in the Niagra Falls area the night of this horrible occurence and wanted desperately to do something, but nothing was to be done. I have remembered Bob all these years, especially for his gentleness and kindness. May he rest in peace!

Robert Brock

November 10, 2006

Rest in peace. Thank you for your service.

January 15, 2005

I am hoping one day someone might be willing to post a photograph in honor of Police Officer Robert Arnold. Thank You!

Sharon Lopez-O'Connor

July 26, 2004

"Bobby" was my brother-in-law. I remember officers coming to our home in the middle of the night to let my husband know what happened. When I started doing volunteer work for the Rochester, NY Police Dept. I became involved in writing the officer recognition letters. I take great pride in being able to acknowledge and help give officers a thank you for, what I know personally, is a very difficult, dangerous job. It takes a very special person to take on this assignment and we own them our gratitude and prayers for their safety.

Judith Arnold

May 18, 2004

My name is Sharon Lopez-O'Connor, I am not an officer. In 1968, my young friend Richard, son of Robert was in grade school with me. We were so young and how could I than tell Richard how sorry I was. Therefore, now I would like to honor the memory of Robert Arnold....and say I never forgot you All. Remembering almost 36 years later how sad that time was. Never knowing just what to say, to the family of this very brave young Police Officer. My prayers until this very day go out to you all, and never will I forget you, and your Dad Robert.....To Son ...Richard.....time marches on but the memories will always be there. God Bless You.......Sharon Lopez-O'Connor -Very Proud Wife Of Corrections Officer-------Buffalo Public School 88......1968

February 24, 2004

Your picture has hung at every station house I've worked since I got on the job.From time to time I glance at it and wonder how it must have been for you the night you died.I know you died bravely. I did not know you sir,but you are not forgotten. Rest in Peace Bob Arnold....

Buffalo Police dept

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