Police Officer Christopher Mark Goodell

Police Officer Christopher Mark Goodell

Waldwick Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Christopher Mark Goodell

Police Officer Chris Goodell was killed when his patrol car was struck by a tractor-trailer on Route 17, near Bergen Avenue, shortly before 1:30 a.m.

Officer Goodell was parked on the shoulder of Route 17, running radar, when the semi swerved onto to the shoulder and collided with the back of the patrol car. The patrol car was then pushed into a retaining wall.

An off-duty deputy from out of state was the first to arrive at the collision and immediately began providing aid to Officer Goodell.

Officer Goodell was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Waldwick Police Department for five years. He is survived by his fiancee.

In May 2015, Route 14 in Waldwick was renamed Christopher Gooddell Memorial Highway and the Department established the Christopher Gooddell Scholarship Fund that previous August.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 38
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

accident, automobile accident

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EOW - July 17, 2014

To my Beloved Son Christopher,

It’s so hard to believe that 8 years have passed without you here. There is such an emptiness that surrounds us. The pain and sorrow remains but the memories and the love you gave us helps to keep us strong. You will always be our Hero, watching over us and guiding us as we journey through life without you by our side but always forever in our hearts #38. Missing you more and more with each passing year….live you and miss you for all eternity….say his name, never forget Christopher Mark Goodell.

Patricia Goodrll
Mother

July 16, 2022

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