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Commander Joseph Allen Goldsmith | Apache County Sheriff's Office, Arizona Apache County Sheriff's Office, Arizona


Joseph Allen Goldsmith

Apache County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch: Thursday, May 20, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Apache 5

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Commander Joseph Goldsmith succumbed to injuries incurred when he was involved in a motorcycle accident while escorting a race known as the "Law Enforcement Run for the Wall." He was escorting the runners between Tuba City to Window Rock, Arizona.

During the escort, he lost control of his motorcycle when it struck a gravel shoulder of Highway 264. He suffered severe injuries in the accident and died.

Commander Goldsmith was a US Air Force veteran. He had served with the Apache County Sheriff's Office for 5 years, and had previously served with the Arizona Department of Corrections for 5 years. He is survived by his wife, two children, parents, and two brothers.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

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May 20, 2015


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