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Constable J. H. Goad | Shelby County Sixth District Constable's Office, Tennessee Shelby County Sixth District Constable's Office, Tennessee


J. H. Goad

Shelby County Sixth District Constable's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, June 28, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/23/1907

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Shot and killed

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Constable Goad succumbed to gunshot wound sustained five days earlier when he was shot while attempting to arrest a man for beating a woman. The suspect, who had been drinking, had gone to a friend's home and started beating a woman there. Following the assault, the woman ran across the street to Constable Goad's home and asked him to arrest the man.

The suspect had already fled the scene by the time Constable Goad made it to the home. The constable waited inside the home for approximately 30 minutes until the man returned. As Constable Goad told him he was under arrest the man immediately produced a revolver and opened fire. Both men then exchanged shots. The suspect was shot and killed and Constable Goad suffered a mortal wound to his head.

Constable Goad was taken to his home where he remained for several days before succumbing to his wound.

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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.
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GOD Bless

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July 4, 2015


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