Deputy Collector Jerome E. Goodner

Deputy Collector Jerome E. Goodner

United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Internal Revenue, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, January 26, 1875

Jerome E. Goodner

Deputy Collector Jerome Goodner succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained several days earlier when he was shot in DeKalb County, Tennessee, after seizing an illegal still.

He and a posseman had taken custody of the still as evidence from a group of moonshiners and were returning to Alexandria with it, but stopped at a home to sleep for the night. The group of moonshiners got reinforcements and a mob of 40 people confronted Deputy Collector Goodner and the posseman and demanded that he hand over the still and equipment.

Deputy Collector Goodner refused to hand it over. The next day he and the posseman were ambushed as they set off for Alexandria. Deputy Goodner was fatally wounded in the exchange of shots.

Deputy Collector Goodner was a Union Army veteran of the Civil War. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters, and is buried at Eastview Cemetery in Alexandria, Texas.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Tennessee
  • Incident Date Friday, January 22, 1875
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Never charged

Most Recent Reflection

View all 5 Reflections

Deputy Collector Goodner,
On today, the 141st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO but also when you served in the Union Army during the Civil War.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 27, 2016

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.