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 Goodman was killed when his motorcycle collided head-on with a minivan as he was pursuing a suspect involved in an earlier accident. The collision occurred when Officer Goodman entered an intersection 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 had served with the California Highway Patrol for 20 years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 11144

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile; Motorcycle
  • Offender At large

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So sorry for his family that they lost their loving CHPY. A brother wearing our beloved Blue & Gold is always with us. To Pattie: May God bless you and your family. I know exactly how much your husband loved his time riding motors. Some always want to be CHPYS but only a few will ever have that honor. Rest In Peace and you are remembered and will always be in our hearts and minds.

State Traffic Officer 7185/SLA/CLA/SF/SA
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

June 3, 2021

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