Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Arnold Gunther Strickland

Fayette Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, June 7, 2003

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Reflections for Officer Arnold Gunther Strickland

I dated Arnold over 40 years ago. For some reason, I had to look this up and remember him. Arnold was fun, kind, loving and honorable. I remember him fondly and am so sorry for his family, fellow officers and friends. I pray Arnold is walking the streets of gold with our Lord. Goodbye Arnold. I'll never forget you. RIP

Patty Prince Barr

June 16, 2023

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

June 7, 2021

Officer Strickland, 17 years ago today you and your partner were brutally murdered. Continue to rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

June 7, 2020

I was often Arnold's partner on the DCH Fayette Hospital Ambulance in the mid-1980's. Besides being an excellent E.M.T. and driver, Arnold was one of the nicest men I ever knew. He always seemed so happy. No situation was too dangerous when someone needed his help. I never saw him in a situation that he could not deescalate. Whether acting as an E.M.T. or a Police Officer, he always came across as so respectful, friendly and willing to help that everyone truly loved him. I have never know a better man.

Paramedic Larry E. Burnette
DCH Fayette Hospital Ambulance

May 31, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Strickland.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 9, 2019

i miss you more than words pawpaw. i never really got to know you as much as you knew me but i know you loved me. i wish i could see you now and have the chance to know you. i’ll never forget you and i’ll love you forever.


August 12, 2018

i miss you more than words pawpaw. i never really got to know you as much as you knew me but i know you loved me. i wish i could see you now and have the chance to know you. i’ll never forget you and i’ll love you forever.


August 11, 2018

i saw to day what happend on the dutch tv. R.I.P brother


October 30, 2016

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

June 8, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 8, 2014

Arnold just want to say I enjoyed working with you at Eutaw Police Dept. I was at Camp Shelby ,MS when I got the news . God Bless my Friend.

Sgt J. Brent Lashley
Fellow Officer at Eutaw,AL Police Dept.

August 6, 2013

arnold, it has been 10 years sense this night mare happen. and it is still just lust like yesturday sorry i wasn't there my friend to back you up. but i was in afghanistan at the time. you would be proud of my son jon, he now a police officer and i am retired fighting my battle with cancer we had some good time in our years as police officer's and a lot of good memories. i love you you my friend you were a great partner and friend and you will always be in my prayers god bless

captain, roy s. detrujillo
aliceville police dept. retired

August 2, 2013



May 6, 2013

I was an Alabama State Trooper in Fayette County and worked with Arnold on occasion. Arnold was a close personal friend who periodically came by my home to visit when I was off duty. I knew Arnold to be cautious when dealing with people. I trusted his judgement and when this happened to him, I knew all too well that it could have been any one of us.

Trooper John T. Jones retired
Alabama Department Of Public Safety

May 22, 2012

i worked with officer strickland at the fayette county sheriff's dept. and the eutaw police dept. arnold was a good friendand an outstanding police officer. god bless my friend

captain,roy detrujillo
aliceville police dept.

February 11, 2012

Hi Arnold, It has been seven years now since you were taken from us. I just wanted you to know I have not forgotten you. I still think about you all the time.I always will. I just found out from your niece that your beloved dog, Dutchess, died a few months after you were killed. She said Dutchess waited every night at the door for you to come home. She greived herself to death. I knew that was going to happen. I hope she is back with you. You will always be in my heart. I told Elzora about Dutchess. She cried. We all miss you.

Chief Thomas Summerville Jr
Eutaw Police Department

June 20, 2010

well arnold my friend,it has been seven years now but it still seems like yesturday.i know i wasn't here i was in afganistan fighting a different war. i tryed to get home to see you for one more time but didn't make it. but i do have those time when we worked togeather at the sheriff's office we had some goodtimes and i learned a lot from you, god bless you my friend i will never forget.

captain,roy s. detrujillo
aliceville city police dept.

January 21, 2010

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family, and this loss will be with me the rest of my life. I have been in Law Enforcement, both as an officer and dispatcher, for over 30 years. May the God of all comfort continue to comfort & sustain his friends & family. I wish I'd known him, but look forward to meeting him in Heaven one day, where we can enjoy eternal peace. Rest in peace, my brother. You are dearly missed. May your reward be great!

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

August 19, 2009

arnold,i remember when i was just a reserve deputy in fayette and we worked thought me a lot and then i went to work fulltime and we worked the same shift you were one of the best and i was proud to have worked with you,and most of all to be a friend.arnold i will never foreget those times. god bless you my friend for i know that you are patroling the streets of heaven.

captain,roy s.detrujillo
aliceville police dept.

August 18, 2009

we all stand togeather as brother's,and we shall never fall for god has put us here to protect the weak.and we shall never leave a brother behind.

captain,roy s.detrujillo
aliceville police dept.good friend

August 17, 2009

arnoold,evryday i think of all the good times we had working togeather,you were one of the and i worked togeather for 24 years and you seen my two kids grow up i am so sorry i didn't make it back to see you leave to go to heaven.but i was in a war zone but i will alwys love you for you will always be in my heart you were always a good friend and i will miss you deeply. roy

roy s.detrujillo,captain
aliceville police dept.

August 16, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth 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


June 8, 2009

Merry Christmas Arnold!Not a day goes by that your not thought of and missed.I can still see your smiling face.You was a very good friend to me always there when i needed you.For that i will always be greatful.I love you my friend!


December 22, 2008

RIP.You will never be forgotten by those that knew and loved you and still love you.


October 25, 2008

Dear Arnold
Tears are in my eyes as I write to you. I miss you every day. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I think about your little Dog too. I'm sure she greived herself to death. I think about you leaving home to go to work and not comming home. I can see her looking at the dooor. I would come to the cemetary more often but it is so emotional for me. As I promised you I have never taken the memorial bracelet off of my left wrist except when I had surgery. I think I miss your smile most of all. My computer crashed and I lost the picture you sent me. It made me sick. I should have printed it. I miss your letters a lot too. I wish you could see my new partner, Rain, You would really like him. Ther are so many things I would like to talk to you about. Please don't forget me .

K9officer Tom Summervile
Eutaw Police

August 5, 2007

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