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Police Memorial

Remember Our Fallen Officers
This memorial page is dedicated to the members of the Sherman Police Department who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

Sergeant Donald Clark Arnold
End of Watch: Tuesday, December 23, 1969
Sergeant Arnold

Incident Details
Sergeant Arnold was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery at a local service station. He routinely stopped at the station during his shift to check on the graveyard shift employees.

When he arrived at the service station, the three suspects took the attendant and hid in the bathroom. As Sergeant Arnold walked through the building, one of the suspects fired through the open door, striking Sergeant Arnold several times. He was found with his service revolver still in its holster. The suspects then murdered the attendant and fled the scene. The shooter was arrested and sentenced to death but later appealed the sentence.

Sergeant Arnold was 42 years of age and served with the agency for 17 years. He was a husband and father.


City Marshal Samuel D. Ball
End of Watch: Monday, February 2, 1880
City Marshal Ball

Incident Details
Marshal Ball was shot and killed while attempting to eject a group of men who were creating a disturbance at a local house of prostitution. 

He was 33 years of age and had been the City Marshal for two years. He was a husband and father.

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