FIVE YEARS AFTER CATASTROPHIC SHOOTING, JPSO DETECTIVE DIES FROM HIS WOUNDS

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Detective Stephen Arnold died this weekend. He had been under 24-hour care in a medical facility since being shot five times in January 2016 during a drug raid on a house in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. The suspect, Jarvis Hardy, is serving a 35-year prison sentence.

“During his time with JPSO, Detective Arnold was well-known and held in the highest regard by his peers. His commitment to serving our community was the standard we all strive to meet.”

Sheriff Joseph Lopinto

Before he was injured, Arnold had served the JSPO department for 12 years as both a deputy and a detective. According to the sheriff’s office, Arnold received several commendations, including two Distinguished Service Awards and an Award For Valor. He also received a JPSO Purple Heart for his injuries after the shooting and will posthumously receive JPSO’s Medal of Honor.

Arnold is survived by his wife and son.

If you wish to, donations can be made to a GoFund Me to help his loved ones.

To learn more about the incident that occured in 2016, read this articles from the Louisiana Times-Picayune.

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