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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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My Dearest Christopher,
It has been almost ten weeks since you were taken from us and I just wanted to let you know that I miss you with all my heart and soul. I am continuing to be amazed and inspired by the outpouring of love and support that is being shown for you by others on this website, from people from all over, from friends and family and also from the beautiful little town of Waldwick and the Waldwick Police Department that you so proudly loved and served. I do not know how I find the strength every day, but somehow I get lifted up and push onward. I know that you are helping me to reach out to others and to be strong. Please keep the Angels safe up there and watch over us from your beautiful shiny cruiser in the sky. I love you, Momma

Patricia Goodell
Mother of Officer Christopher Goodell, E.O.W. July 17, 2014
October 3, 2014


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