You are here

Arnold, Marshal James C.

End of Watch: 
Thursday, February 26, 1891
County: 
Pierce
Agency: 
U.S. Marshals Service

Guard Arnold drowned in the Puget Sound while transporting two prisoners from the territorial prison on McNeil Island to Steilacoom, Washington. They encountered a sudden squall during the trip that capsized their sailboat. The bodies of Arnold and the two convicts were never located. Arnold was survived by his wife and children.