Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer James M. Goodman

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 3, 2004

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Reflections for Officer James M. Goodman

Jim,

I got a chance to know you back in the Oakland days. You were a great Officer and a wonderful person. You will never be forgotten I think of you often.

N.S.
CHP Oakland (Explorer)

July 22, 2016

This guy was one of the best M/ C riders I had ever seen. I worked with Jim in San Jose mostly on swings on I-680. He used to mess with me. I would on a speed stop at night, Jim would drive by, go down a ways and black out his bike. Drive wrong way on shoulder and return to my stop. Then turn the Harley back on, causing a very loud backfire that was similar to a gun shot. Scare the you know what out me and the violator. He got the biggest kick out of doing this to me. RIP

Sergeant Kevin R Smith ID 11873
CHP

June 6, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 3, 2015

Rest easy motorman. May God hold you in His arms.

Captain "Irish" Mike McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

May 4, 2015

Thank you for remembering my big brother. He was my hero like all of you police officers. I can only hope to be as good a man. I still miss him.

Lee Goodman
brother

September 30, 2012

Jim, Your birthday passed two days ago...as you know, my heart skipped a beat from dawn to dusk...today, we are watching the CHP honoring of an officer in Vacaville. It reminds my heart of so many days passed....You remain in my heart, Mrs. Brown xo ...I will see you, again, someday

Patricia A. Ashton
special friends

September 13, 2012

Dearest Jim: Has it really been eight years?? The hurt still lingers because of your loss.

Wanted you to know you are still thought of and remembered and loved. Of course Berdoo is still wonderful and busy. We have a new command staff and they are wonderful.

Keep watch over the 860 squad. You were wonderful to know. Thank you for your service and for keeping us all safe!

Love,

"Aunt" LoVae

LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enf. Liaison
MADD, San Bernardino County

June 4, 2012

I will always remember our time working the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay. I learned a lot from Jim being a veteran "west coast trained" motor officer during the short seven days in Georgia. You are missed brother and Never Forgotten!

Lieutenant Vic Misenheimer
North Carolina Highway Patrol

September 16, 2011

Only the good die young. If you live long enough, you find that to be a true statement.
Jim was an Officer and a true Gentleman. Rest in peace my friend, see you on the other side.

Manny Landeros/Retired CHP Officer
Jim's Academy Classmate

June 3, 2011

Jim left us over 6-years ago but his bright smile, kind heart and fun loving attitude will keep him in our hearts always. Our love and prayers to his family.

Greg Dodd
Friend

September 17, 2010

Thank you all for your wonderful words about my brother. Days, weeks and years have gone by but, I still miss him terribly. Your messages have touched my heart more than you know.

Bonnie Bell
Sister

July 7, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of your family and friends.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

June 3, 2010

Remembering Jim, gone from us for 6 years. He is still missed by the Georgia troopers he worked with on the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay.

CPL JoDee Gibson
Ga. State Patrol - Retired

June 3, 2010

Thinking of you on this, the 6th anniversary of your passing. God bless those you left behind. Thank you for your service, dedication and sacrifice.

Lori Johnson Rowley, wife of NC LEO
Daughter of Sgt. James Johnson, EOW 11/11/04

June 3, 2010

Rest in Peace, Officer Goodman. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Rest in peace sir, you are gone but not forgotton.

Police Officer Garcia
Los Angeles Police Dept.

June 3, 2009

I drive by that scene where you were killed almost everyday to work...I see that sign on the highway and I always think of you...It's been three years today...So I wanted to stop by and say hi to you the only way I can...And thank-you!...From a former explorer!...

IOH

June 3, 2008

Rest in peace Sir...gone but never forgotten...Thank you for your service

k.baltierra
Riverside County Sheriffs Dept.

June 3, 2008

Thinking of you on the 4th anniversary of your EOW. I remember the picture
and am reminded how special you are. Enjoy your eternity with Christ the
Savior and know you are in our thoughts.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

June 3, 2008

Thankyou for you service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

February 28, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 21, 2007

Jim,

I went to this website today to remember those I have had the
pleasure of working with. I carry your memorial coin in the left
pocket of my uniform shirt everyday. I thank you so much for being
the first one to get to me when I was hit in the Cajon Pass. My mom
appreciated how you comforted her outside the emergency room. I
recently promoted into the Bay Area and I always ask officers if they
worked with you. For those who did, I like hearing their kind words
about you. The thing I hear the most is about your heroic actions
during the Loma Prieta earthquake. I think about you and the other
downed officers I have had the pleasure of working with everyday.
Thanks for the advice you gave me and for being an officer all of us
should strive to be like. My boys know your name well because when
they would go to the office they would see your and Ruben’s picture
and ask about you two. Although my boys did not know you, they wear
your memorial shirt with pride. Until we meet again in the house of
our Father, please watch over the 860 Squad.

Sal Suarez, Sgt.
CHP/Castro Valley

September 28, 2007

Our thoughts are still with you and your family.

Franks Family
CHP

June 12, 2007

Gees Brother .3 years later and I still can't believe you are gone ..But damn sure not forgotten !! Wish we were "back in the day" in Oakland.. Keep resting in peace Motorman !!

DB
Calif Hwy Patrol.RET

June 3, 2007

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