Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 12 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Deputy Robert Goodwin was struck and killed by the driver of a vehicle while supervising an inmate road crew picking up trash along Highway 512, near Quitman, Mississippi.
He was assisting the inmates load trash bags into the back of the truck when he was killed. No charges were filed against the driver.
Deputy Goodwin had served as a reserve deputy with the Clarke County Sheriff's Department for 12 years, and had begun his first day as a full time deputy the day before the accident. He had also served part time with the Enterprise Police Department.