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Detective Robin Ann Arnold

Manistee County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, February 4, 1994

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Reflections for Detective Robin Ann Arnold

Another year passed! Today marks 26 years since I lost my partner and dear friend. I will never forget that horrible day nor will I ever forget you Robin!

John O'Hagan - Retired Sheriff
Manistee County

February 4, 2020

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

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

February 4, 2020

Det. Deputy Sheriff Arnold,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Manistee County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 4, 2019

25 years ago today we lost one of our own. Robin Arnold, you left your mark here in Manistee. I am grateful for your teachings as my mentor, my partner, and mostly for our friendship. My heart is heavy today as I took a stroll down memory lane. It was an honor and privilege to work with you! May God continue to bless you until we meet again.

John O'Hagan Sheriff
Manistee County Sheriff's Office

February 4, 2019

Thinking of you today! As each year passes, I still think of you often. Can't believe it has been 24 years since you were taken home. You may be gone, but you are never forgotten.

Sheriff John O'Hagan
Manistee County Sheriff's Office

February 4, 2018

23 years ago today you were taken from us without much warning. You always seem to come up in conversation at the Sheriff's Office. Not too many of us older deps left at the office that you worked with; many have moved on. Your picture remains up in our lobby so you are a constant reminder to all of us how fragile life is. Just know you will always be remembered! First we were partners, then friends, then after you left I was a sergeant, then Undersheriff, and now the Sheriff. Sure wish I you were here to witness all the changes! God Bless You Robin!

Sheriff John O'Hagan
Manistee County Sheriff's Office

February 4, 2017

Each year as winter arrives and I travel on snow covered-icy roads, I am constantly reminded of that dreadful day that claimed your life 22 years ago. I will NEVER forget February 4, 1994. That day the Lord called you home; however it left me without my partner and my friend.

I often think about the fact that you Robin would have been retired by now (or not if I could have convinced you to stay) and I think about where your career could have taken you if not for your horrible accident.

You had a special ceremony held in Mason County in 2015. Our good friend Sheriff Kim Cole from the Mason County Sheriff's Office made it a point to honor you and others who have died in the line of duty, with a statue and plaque that signifies your ultimate sacrifice. What an honor that was for Sheriff Kowalkowski and I to attend.

Just know you are always in my thoughts, especially today February 4, a day I will never forget.

God Bless You!

Undersheriff John O'Hagan
Manistee County Sheriff's Office

February 4, 2016

I still think of you often. Every time I drive those backroads to and from Ludington, I think of that day when you were taken from us. The day I lost my partner. My prayer today is that you are rejoicing with our Lord in his heavenly kingdom.

Romans 8:38-39 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

From Romans 14:8
For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.

God Bless You until we meet again someday.

Undersheriff John O'Hagan
Manistee County Sheriff's Office

February 4, 2015

My dear friend Robin. I paused a moment this morning in prayer when I realized this is the 20th year since you went to be our Lord. As I have said in the past, I will say it again: you were a true inspiration to me. You left your mark with me not only as my partner, but as my friend. It doesn't matter how many years go by, you will never be forgotten. As much hurt as I endured that day when I learned we lost you, I know in my heart you are much happier. God.... thank you for being our Lord & Savior.

John O'Hagan - Undersheriff
Manistee County Sheriff's Office

February 4, 2014

Robin: Another year has passed and I still think of you often. All the laughs, story-telling, and just your constant smiling face is sorely missed. I know you are in a better place, but that doesn't stop me from missing "my partner." 18 years later you are and always will be, a great memory in my life. God Bless You! You sure left your mark with me :)

John O'Hagan- Undersheriff

February 4, 2012

Deputy Arnold,
Even though it's been 16 years, you are still remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Manistee County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



February 8, 2010

Thank you for your bravery, duty and ultimate sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

February 4, 2010

You have not been forgotten for you are a true hero and heroes never die. Thank you for service to others.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 4, 2010

Another year has passed since we lost you years ago;
I think of you quite often and I just wanted you to know.
I have a picture of you and me, I keep it in my car;
it is a constant reminder of what a special person you are.
Thanks for the memories you bestowed on me over the years;
some day I will see you again and we can share stories, laughter and even a few tears.

God Bless you Robin!

Undersheriff John O'Hagan
Manistee County Sheriff's Office

February 4, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of them and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 4, 2009

15 years ago today I lost my partner and my friend. A tragic accident left me wondering how this could have happened. You were always the one with a smile and friendly advice that was willing to listen to all my troubles. Suddenly, without notice, you were gone.

I will always cherish the 5 years we spent together as partners. Needless to say, I will never forget February 4.

I know you are with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, this brings me peace.

Just for the record Robin, the impact you made on me has made an impression that will have a lasting effect. Thank you for your dedicated service to our agency, your friendship and compassion. You will always be "my partner".

God Bless You!

Undersheriff John O'Hagan
Manistee County Sheriff's Office

February 4, 2009

I am remembering you with the deepest respect for the years of distinquished service you gave to the citizens of Michigan. On this the fifteenth anniversary of your tragic death, I am embracing your family in my heart and in prayer.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 4, 2009

Gone but not forgotten. Thnak you for making the ultimate sacrifice. RIP.

June 13, 2008


Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 1, 2008

"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 whos 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 15, 2007

May we never forget this sister in Blue's sacrifice. May her Family, Fellow Deputies, and Friends have Peace in their hearts on this anniversary.

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp Police Dept, Lewisburg, Pa..

February 4, 2007

As Feb 4, 2006 came and went Robin, I can't believe it has been 12 years without you. I often wonder what it would be like today with you still working with me. You will never be forgotten and each day I walk through the front door at our office and see you smiling face on the wall, it brings back a moment of fond memories with you.
I miss you and I always will.

Sgt. John O'Hagan
Manistee County Sheriff's Office

February 10, 2006

Nearly 11 years have past since the Lord called upon you and it still seems like just yesterday we were still partners working together. I have a picture of you and me together at my residence and it is a constant reminder to me of what a special person you were to me and our agency. You were like a big sister to me whenever I had problems and I certainly miss our conversations we shared as partners. I want you to know Robin I miss you and think of you often. Thank you for all memories, the laughter and what I most admired about you, that smiling face. You will always have a place in my heart. Your partner always, John.

Sgt. John O'Hagan
Manistee County Sheriff's Office

December 28, 2004

Rest in peace. You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service

December 25, 2004


Although I never knew you I admire you courage and strength. When I looked your name up on this website, I was very distraught that there was no reflection for you. I heard wonderful things about you and can only wish that I knew you. You died doing the thing that you loved to do, paying the ultimate sacrife. I bid you farewell and I hope you realize that you are not forgotten.

December 18, 2004

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