Chris Arnold, 57, of Kansas City Kansas passed away in his home on October 5, 2019. Chris was a lifelong resident of Wyandotte County. He resided in the very home in which he was born and raised as a young man. His career spanned 28 years of service with the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department. Chris rose through the ranks to obtain the honorable position as Captain Christopher Arnold. He led the department as, Range Master, Taser and small arms instructor.
Chris a.k.a. the gentle giant, was beloved by his brothers and sisters in law enforcement. The amount of support given during this tragedy is a testament to the loving and loyal man he was. He will be dearly missed by all. His smile lit a room and his deep belly laugh will stay forever with us.
Chris knew no stranger and had a great sense of humor. He was an extremely hard worker and loyal to all. He enjoyed being with family, hunting and riding his Harley. He had a fierce love for his dogs and any dog for that matter. He took pride in his role as a K-9 Commander.
He was preceded in death by his parents Fenlow and Antonette Arnold. He is survived by his son, Zachery Arnold; stepdaughter, Saira Bottlemueller; two sisters: Mary (Cena) Milliner, Jo Ann and spouse John Mockobey; nephew, Aaron Leonard; niece, Jennifer Leonard; step granddaughter, Layla; great nephew, Jordan Leonard; great niece, Teagan Colson.
Visitation will be from 6-8:00pm Friday at Memorial Hall, 600 North 7th Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. A funeral service to honor Captain Chris will follow at11:00am Saturday at Memorial Hall. The family suggest memorial contributions in honor of Captain Chris to:
Mental Health America of the Heartland (MHAH), 739 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City KS 66106, http://mhah.org/donate/
Animal Justice League of America (AJLA)
2250 SW State Route 150, Lee's Summit MO 64082
The tragic death of Chris is no secret. We will all never be the same again. We want to remind everyone that Chris loved his son very much. Everyone that knows him knows he was a dedicated single father. With this being said, in honor of Chris, let us remember, that everyone is fighting a battle you may not understand. Be kind. Always be kind.