Acting Chief John Delaney Godwin Jr

Acting Chief John Delaney Godwin Jr

Orange Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, August 11, 1935

John Delaney Godwin Jr

Chief Godwin was shot and killed when he attempted to arrest two escaped convicts.

Chief Godwin had been with the agency for five months and was survived by his two children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 10, 1935
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in Peace Chief John D. Godwin Jr.. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Orange, Texas

I Pray for Peace for your Families, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you burn forever in hell. You are not forgotten.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 11, 2016

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