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Police Officer Christopher Goodell | Waldwick Police Department, New Jersey Waldwick Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer

Christopher Goodell

Waldwick Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 7/17/2014

Weapon: Automobile; Commercial

Suspect: Not available

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Police Officer Chris Goodell was killed when his patrol car was struck by a tractor trailer on Route 17, near Bergen Avenue, shortly before 1:30 am.

Officer Goodell was parked on the shoulder of Route 17, running radar, when the semi swerved onto to the shoulder and collided with the back of the patrol car. The patrol car was then pushed into a retaining wall.

An off duty deputy from out of state was the first to arrive at the collision and immediately began providing aid to Officer Goodell.

Officer Goodell was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Waldwick Police Department for five years. He is survived by his fiancee.

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May God comfort Officer Goodell's loved ones...and thank you to the out of state deputy who did all he or she could to help a brother in blue- a bright spot in the deep sorrow is that it appears Officer Goodell was not alone when he passed. God bless the both of them.

Missi
PSPD & PSFD Dispatcher
November 21, 2014

 

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