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Officer James J. Goodson | St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida


James J. Goodson

St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, December 25, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/24/1947

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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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.

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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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