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Major Terry Randall "Turtle" Arnold

Cook County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, October 3, 2022

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Reflections for Major Terry Randall "Turtle" Arnold

Rest in Peace, Captain.

Ptl B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

October 5, 2022

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

October 5, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

October 5, 2022

Requiescat in Paces

Sergean Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

October 5, 2022

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

October 5, 2022

Rest in Deputy Captain Terry R. Arnold! Thank you for your 28 years of service with Cook County Sheriff's Office, in Georgia and previous two years of service with the Remerton Police Department and for your previous five years years of service with the Adel Police Department. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your family during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

October 5, 2022

RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

October 5, 2022

RIP Captain Arnold. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Cook County, Remerton and Adel

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

October 5, 2022

May you Rest In Peace and know we will never for you and your life here with us. Love and miss you Uncle T Dawg! Go Dawgs!

Deputy C. Hunter Dunn
Berrien County S.O.

October 5, 2022

I know you are now protecting us in Heaven. Rest in peace, Braveheart.

Patricia Harrison

October 5, 2022

Prayers of peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Chief Johnny Walker JR
Randolph County School Police Department (Georgia)

October 5, 2022

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the difficult days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

October 5, 2022

Rest in peace Brother.

Captain A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

October 5, 2022

We honor Captain Terry R. Arnold Cook County Sherrif's Office for serving his community. Rest in peace brother.

(Ret) Sgt Thomas McCarthy

October 5, 2022

God rest your soul, Captain Arnold. May your family, friends, colleagues, and community find the strength and will to carry on in your physical absence and continue to spread the goodness to which you were so selflessly committed. You were the best humanity has to offer. Your good deeds and sacrifice shall not be forgotten.

Investigator Christopher Port (Retired)
CHP, Valley Division MAIT

October 5, 2022

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck

October 5, 2022

Arnold family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Captain Arnold thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Res.Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

October 5, 2022

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 4, 2022

Rest In Peace Captain Arnold. Thank You for your Service. My Condolences to his Family, Co Workers and Friends.

Retired Peace Officer James Ross

October 4, 2022

Rest in peace brother.

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

October 4, 2022

One of the greatest men to ever serve Cook County. Rest easy T.

Sergeant Thomas Morris
Cook County Sheriff’s Office

October 4, 2022

Captain Terry Arnold, you’ve fought the good fight my brother and finished the race. RIP sir. The profession has changed so much over the years and you stood in the breach and kept standing tall representing the best of us who are called into a profession of service. May Almighty God comfort your soul and your family during this time of sorrow.

ASAC James Burrows
Georgia Department of Revenue-Alcohol Tobacco LE Division

October 4, 2022

I started my career in law enforcement as a jailer under Captain Terry Arnold when he was the jail administrator for Cook County Sheriff Office. He was someone you could talk to personally and professionally. What a true leader he was. This is a tragic loss to our community and law enforcement profession. Rest easy brother.

Lieutenant Jason Woods
Valdosta Police Department

October 4, 2022

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Correctional Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County (Minneapolis)- Adult Corrections Facility

October 4, 2022

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Capitan Terry R. Arnold. Please know we are eternally grateful for Terry’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Capitan Arnold, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Cook County Sheriff's Office in Adel, Georgia for Terry’s partner and fellow deputies. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Capitan Terry R. Arnold’s family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

October 4, 2022

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