Officer James J. Goodson

Officer James J. Goodson

St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, December 25, 1947

James J. Goodson

Officer Goodson was killed while assisting another officer.

Officer Goodson was checking a bar on 22 Street South in St. Petersburg when another officer observed a man in possession of a weapon outside. Hearing a struggle, Officer Goodson went outside to assist the other officer. The suspect fired, hitting Goodson, who died of his wounds early on the following morning, Christmas Day 1947. The suspect was later arrested in Pinellas Park.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 24, 1947
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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RIP, Sir! You are still a hero and remembered after all this time!

Fmr. Sheriff's Deputy
Marion County Sheriff, Indiana

December 25, 2013

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