The son of a Kansas sheriff’s deputy who was killed at his house in a suspected home incident has been charged along with his homicide.
Zachary Arnold, 22, is accused of taking pictures lifeless his father, Capt. Chris Arnold of the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office, in Kansas City on Saturday, October 5, a spokesman for the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office confirmed to the Kansas City Star.
Chris Arnold was not on obligation on the time of the taking pictures within the 2800 block of North 76th Street.
Authorities haven’t launched any particulars about what led as much as the taking pictures. Online data present that Zachary Arnold is at the moment being held with no bond on the Johnson County jail charged with premeditated fist diploma homicide.
Tributes have been paid to the fallen officer, who would have turned 59 years previous on Monday.
“Life is hard in one way or another on many occasions, and it’s hard to make sense of events such as these. I learned a long time ago that it is futile to ask ‘why’ such things happen, especially to really good people,” Wyandotte County Sheriff Don Ash stated in an announcement.
“I don’t think I will ever forget Chris Arnold and those of you that knew him, even for a short period of time, probably won’t forget him either. Let’s pull together in this difficult time and bring honor to Chris’ life and service.”
Jeff Tayler, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Wyandotte County, described how “we take a step back into the darkness and evil of this world” each time an officer is killed.
“Today we lost a good man. A man who has been a public servant for over twenty years. It pains me to think how he passed. Our hearts remain heavy and seem to never find relief,” Tayler stated.
“As a toddler I used to be all the time informed that the person upstairs solely offers you what you’ll be able to deal with. It certain looks like our plate is full.
“This is what it means to take the watch. This is what it means to stroll the road. So as we mourn our misplaced brother, we are able to discover consolation that the watch is being taken. Today once more we’re ash. Tomorrow we’re the mighty Phoenix. So relaxation straightforward my brother, we’ll take the watch from right here.”
In June 2018, two Wyandotte County cops had been killed on obligation whereas transporting an inmate to court docket. Deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer had been shot by one in all their very own weapons after the inmate overcame them exterior a courthouse in Kansas City.