Deputy U.S. Marshal John Franklin Gooding

Deputy U.S. Marshal John Franklin Gooding

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, July 18, 1935

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John Franklin Gooding

Deputy Marshal Gooding was killed in an automobile accident while transporting a prisoner from Sumter County to Charleston, South Carolina. Deputy Marshal Gooding's vehicle went out of control on the rain-slicked road and struck a concrete bridge.

He and the prisoner were both killed instantly.

Deputy Marshal Gooding had served with the agency for 1 year.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location South Carolina

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 18, 2020

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