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Hero Down: WCSO Capt. Chris Arnold Murdered During Domestic Dispute

Wyandotte County Sheriff's Captain Chris Arnold devoted over two decades of his life to his law enforcement career.

Kansas City, KS – Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Captain Chris Arnold was fatally shot during an altercation at his home on Saturday night.

Kansas City, Kansas police received a 911 call from 22-year-old Zachary Arnold at approximately 7:50 p.m., KSHB reported.

Zachary told police that a shooting had occurred, prompting police to respond to Capt. Arnold’s home on North 76th Street.

They found the veteran deputy’s body inside his home, and are investigating his death as a homicide.

First responders said that Capt. Arnold was murdered during a domestic dispute, according to KSNT.

Zachary was charged with premeditated first-degree murder on Sunday, KSHB reported.

Investigators have not released information regarding whether or not Zachary is related to Capt. Arnold.

“We regret to inform the public that our beloved brother Captain Chris Arnold was killed by gunshot last night at his residence,” the WCSO said in a Facebook post on Sunday.

Capt. Arnold would have celebrated his 59th birthday on Monday, according to his department.

“Please keep us and his family in your prayers as we work through this tragedy,” the agency’s post read.

Capt. Arnold served as a law enforcement officer for over 20 years, Wyandotte County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President Jeff Tayler said, according to KSHB.

“Today we lost a good man,” Tayler wrote. “It pains me to think of how he passed…It seems as if every time we attempt to heal, we take a step back into the darkness and evil of this world.”

“Everyday the members of this agency are asked to stare in the face of evil. Everyday they are called upon to stand the line, the line that separates the evil from the good,” he continued. “Everyday they are asked to do this and everyday they answer the calling…Today they are asked to endure. This is what it means to take the watch. This is what it means to walk the line.”

“As we mourn our lost brother, we can find comfort that the watch is being taken,” Tayler noted. “Rest easy my brother, we will take the watch from here.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office Captain Chris Arnold, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Holly Matkin - October Mon, 2019


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