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Sheriff James Cletus Goodwin | Spencer County Sheriff's Department, Indiana Spencer County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

Sheriff

James Cletus Goodwin

Spencer County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Sunday, October 28, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Sheriff James Goodwin suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to apprehend two juvenile inmates who were escaping from the county jail.

As he heard the commotion, he ran downstairs and captured one of the juveniles in the street. He collapsed as he escorted the boy back inside.

Sheriff Goodwin had served with the Spencer County Sheriff's Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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