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Stephen Arnold Biography
Who was Stephen Arnold?
Jefferson Parish Deputy Sheriff Stephen Arnold, a 12-year veteran of the force, was shot five times in the pre-dawn raid on January 26, 2016.
He passed away at age 39 from injuries sustained in Sunday’s shooting.
“Detective Arnold was known and highly respected by his companions,” Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said in a statement. “His commitment from him to serving our community was the standard we all strived to meet.”
Jarvis Hardy, owner of the den, pleaded guilty to the shooting, as well as charges related to drug and firearms trafficking, in August 2018. He is currently serving a 35-year sentence.
How old was Stephen Arnold?
He was 39 year old.
A New Orleans police detective died five years after he was shot during a drug bust and left in a coma. Arnold was 35 at the time he was shot and received the Purple Heart, the sheriff’s office reported.
He will be posthumously awarded the JPSO Medal of Honor.
Arnold suffered gunshot wounds to his neck, torso and arm and underwent emergency surgery after a major blood loss, police reported at the time.
His was one of eight teams from the anti-drug task force that had gone out to conduct raids that morning, said Special Agent Debbie Webber, a spokeswoman for the DEA’s New Orleans division.
The raids were part of a seven-month investigation into drugs, heroin and violent crime that had already led to 73 arrests, Webber added.
Since his injury, Arnold had been living in a nursing home, relying on a breathing and feeding tube. The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate reported.
Due to his condition, he was unable to attend Hardy’s sentencing, but family members noticed at the time that Arnold had grown up not far from where he was shot.
He decided to become a police officer, they said, after a close friend overdosed on drugs.
Stephen Arnold Quicks and Facts
- Jefferson Parish Sherriff’s Deputy Stephen Arnold died Sunday from injuries sustained when he was shot during a drug raid on January 26, 2016
- Arnold was struck five times when he and 11 other officers stormed the drug den
- A neck wound and loss of blood caused Arnold to suffer brain damage
- He had been living in a nursing home, unable to move or speak, since his injury
- Jarvis Hardy pleaded guilty to the shooting and is serving a 35-year sentenc