Chief of Police John Richard Goff

Chief of Police John Richard Goff

Ironton Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, November 4, 1953

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John Richard Goff

Chief John Goff was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call. As he exited his patrol car the residence the suspect shot him with a .30-.30 rifle. The man was arrested and committed suicide in jail by slitting his wrists.

Chief Goff served as chief of the Ironton Municipal Police Department and had also been sworn in as a deputy of the Iron County Sheriff's Department.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Just wanted to correct my recollection of my great-grandfather’s name which I posted 7 years ago. He was John RICHARD Goff. May he dwell with God and may his memory be a blessing. I grew up hearing about his sacrifice.

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February 21, 2018

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