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Deputy Sheriff Charles L. Goad | Crittenden County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Crittenden County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

Deputy Sheriff

Charles L. Goad

Crittenden County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Monday, June 9, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Paroled in 1961

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Deputy Sheriff Charles Goad was shot and killed near West Memphis when he escorted a woman to her home to get some of her possessions. The woman had just separated from her husband. As they entered the home her husband opened fire with a shotgun killing Deputy Goad instantly. The suspect was apprehended near Crawfordsville, Arkansas, the next day.

Two weeks later the suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. His sentence was later commuted to life. He was paroled on April 7th, 1961.

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Deputy Sheriff Goad,
On today, the 76th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Crittenden County.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
June 9, 2017

 

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