Officer James M. Goodman

Officer James M. Goodman

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 3, 2004

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James M. Goodman

Officer James Goodman was killed when his motorcycle collided head-on with a minivan as he was pursuing a suspect involved in an earlier accident in Redlands.

The collision occurred when Officer Goodman entered the intersection at Lugonia Avenue and Nevada Street during the pursuit.

He was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The driver of the vehicle Officer Goodman was pursuing continued to flee and remains at large.

Officer Goodman was a United States Army veteran and had served with the California Highway Patrol for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, two brothers, and two sisters.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 11144
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender At large

motor officer, vehicle pursuit

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Mr. & Mrs. Goodman are truly 2 of the most "Kindess Souls" I have ever had the Honor to meet. To this Day. I am witness to the Ever Lasting Moments They Graced My Life. FAIRWINDS!

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