Deputy Sheriff Ernest Earle Goode, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Ernest Earle Goode, Sr.

Galveston County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 12, 1938

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Ernest Earle Goode, Sr.

Deputy Goode was shot and killed during an escape at the Galveston County Jail. He was removing an inmate from his cell when the inmate produced a semi-automatic pistol which had been smuggled to him by a friend. The man ordered Deputy Goode to release two other inmates. After Deputy Goode complied, the inmate shot him in the chest as he pleaded for his life. As they attempted to flee they were confronted by the Chief Jailer, who was beaten severely by the men. All three suspects were eventually apprehended and two were sentenced to life and the third was sentenced to 50 years.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Earnest Earle Goode Sr.. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Karnes County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family. I also Pray that the hounds of hell gnaw on the bones of your murderers as their souls forever burn in the lake of fire.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 12, 2016

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