Constable Jeff Goff

Constable Jeff Goff

Wirt County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, April 15, 1915

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Jeff Goff

Constable Jeff Goff was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for the theft of an engine. The man was also wanted for escaping from custody while being transported to a jail in Cairo to face charges of passing a worthless check.

When Constable Goff arrived at the man's home he was shot in the chest. The suspect fled from his home and remained at large until April 30, 1915, when he encountered Police Chief Ord Thompson, of the Gassaway Police Department. Chief Thompson did not know the man was wanted for Constable Goff's murder when he attempted to arrest him for writing a bad check. The suspect opened fire on Chief Thompson, killing him.

The man was later apprehended, convicted of both murders, and remained in jail until his death in 1971.

Constable Goff was survived by his wife and several children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 28, 1915
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Died in prison

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 16, 2012

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