Patrolwoman Sherry Hopper Goodman

Patrolwoman Sherry Hopper Goodman

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, July 26, 1996

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Sherry Hopper Goodman

Patrolwoman Sherry Goodman was shot and killed after arresting a man on outstanding warrants during a traffic stop.

During the prisoner transport to the jail, the subject managed to produced a concealed .38 caliber revolver and shot Patrolwoman Goodman in the back of the head near the intersection of Thomas Street and Weakley Avenue.

The 25-year-old suspect was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in the summer of 1997.

Patrolwoman Goodman had served with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office for a little over four years. She is survived by her husband and two teenage children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 4 years, 2 months
  • Badge 3092

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

traffic stop, transport, warrant service

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Patrolwoman Goodman,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Shelby County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 26, 2021

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