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.

Bio

  • 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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Thank you for your service; RIP ma'am.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

February 3, 2021

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