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 am.

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.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Happy 37th. Birthday
in Heaven, Christopher.
The pain will always be there, a constant reminder of a Hero Police Officer, who lost his life in the line of duty. We thank you for your devoted service to this Country as a United States Marine. You loved life and you loved those who were a part of it. We can’t believe that this is your fifth birthday that you
are not here to celebrate with us. Our hearts are forever broken; the emptiness will always remain. We pray that you are dancing
and celebrating with the Angels, on this, your special day.
We will always honor your memory and remember what an incredible
and loving person you were.
We love and miss you so much and you will always be
Forever in our Hearts # 38
Your Loving Family

Patricia Goodell

March 11, 2019

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