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Patrolwoman Sherry Hopper Goodman

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, July 26, 1996

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Reflections for Patrolwoman Sherry Hopper Goodman

Patrolwoman Goodman,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Shelby County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

July 26, 2021

Thank you for your service; RIP ma'am.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

February 3, 2021

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

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

July 26, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolwoman Goodman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 26, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are honored and remembered of the 22nd anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 26, 2018

Wow. Tomorrow will be 20 years. I remember me, you, and Anita running around the range during recruit class while the SWAT Team made us flap our arms and yell "I'm a shit bird" when we screwed up. (Or didn't screw up. It didn't matter. They were going to pick on us anyway.) I remember standing next to your casket during the funeral and trying to keep it together. I couldn't. I remember training Ashley when she graduated recruit school. You would be so proud of her. I see you in her every time I see her. We still miss you and remember your smile around here.

Lt. Greg Dugard
Shelby County Sheriff's Office

July 25, 2016

Pat and I were talking about your sea of blue last night. I did not even realize at the time what it was. I know we looked back as we were entering the cemetery and saw blue lights as far as we could see. We love you girl. Westside Wildcats and friends for life.

anita webb

June 10, 2016

Rest in Peace Sherry! You are missed to this day...

Love and Prayers...

Detective Calvin Grantham
Shelby County Sheriff's Office

December 13, 2015

Even though I did not know you, I feel as though I do. My recruit class is dedicated to you. We are motivated by your selfless service and bravery.

Recruit Class 131
Recruit Class 131

March 8, 2013

Ms. Goodman,
I did not know you, but after reading about your story, I feel like you were someone everybody would be proud to call a friend. You will always be remembered and respected.

Clinton Pair
SCSO

December 29, 2012

Remembering you and praying His best over your family on Police Memorial Week 2012.

We will keep our promise that our heroes live forever!

We love you Sherry....

Chaplain Jeff Billingsley
Badges that Care, Oklahoma City OK

May 19, 2012

I always remember my Aunt Sherry could brighten your day up, no matter what the situation. She was always the sweetest person but also someone you knew what the rules were with her and she would let you if you made a mistake but would never take an angry tone or anything. She always addressed in the sweetest kindest voice. I Love You So Much n Miss You More than anything! R.I.P. Aunt Sherry Gone but Definetly not Forgotten

Citizen Lacey
Niece

September 2, 2011

Thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my sister.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

July 26, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 26, 2010

I hope that your state has the Death Penalty and the Scum of the earth gets what he deserves. If your state doesnt they damn sure need to. You died for nothing more then doing your job. This ****head deserves to die. You are a HERO Officer Goodman may your rest in peace.

Oklahoma
Police Officer

July 15, 2010

Your in my thoughts daily Charlie 7. Miss ya so much. Sure could use some of your wisdom.

Barbara J. Ballard
SCSO Family

May 11, 2010

Deputy Goodman,

You are not forgotten on the 12th anniversary of your end of watch. While we are sad that you are no longer with us, we rejoice in the knowledge that you are with the Lord.

Please keep watch over those of us who are still here holding the line.

OFFICER TODD RIGGINS
BRIGHTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

July 26, 2008

Patrolwoman Goodman,
On today, the 12th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Shelby County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

July 26, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 30, 2008

Rest in peace my sister in the badge. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. I look forward to graduation so that I may continue the legacy that yourself, and others have already started. May GOD bless you and your family.

Recruit Calvin Grantham
Shelby County Sheriff's Office Training Academy

August 13, 2007

We love and miss you. Still thinking about you after 11 years. Keep watch over us, as I know you are. It's been a long road...and the road will get longer. I'll keep fighting. "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."

Your loving nephew, D. Ballard

Detective

July 26, 2007

It has been a decade since your tour of duty ended and I know those that love you think of you every day. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will always be remembered by those that love you and the Blue Family will never let you be forgotten. Keep watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm, also those still out on patrol guarding the Thin Blue Line.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

August 29, 2006

I have been close to this family for a little over a year. In that year, I have been blessed to be a small part of this family. I have been dating Sherry's nephew, David. No one will ever know just how much something like this can affect a family until you see it up close. I have watched Sherry's daughter graduate from the academy & become a full time officer, just like her mother. The ironic thing is (and this gives me goose bumps each time I have to say this) Ash rides the same district that her mother did when she was so tragically taken from us. Talk about things coming full circle!!!!! Ashley and David both are blessings sent from above (by Sherry herself, I have no doubts of that)! Even though they are in totally different divisions, they are still fighting the same fight and cause that Sherry so willing gave her life for. I have the honor of working with these two God-sends from Sherry. I know that she is so proud of both of them. They are like a phoenix, risen from the ashes. They have risen above all else and dedicated their lives to continuing what Sherry had given her life so selfishly for. I thank God everyday for these special heroes. I just hope that everyone else can stop and remember Sherry & her family for what they have sacrificed & for what they truly stand for.....HONOR AND COURAGE ABOVE ALL ELSE!!!! Thank you, Dale...from David!!!

Kim
Dispatcher/ Family Friend

April 22, 2006

IT'S BEEN 10 YEARS AND ASH NOW CARRIES THE TORCH. I HAVE TRIED BUT I CAN'T HOLD A CANDLE TO WHAT YOU STARTED. I FEEL I HAVE TRIED WELL BUT SHE PICKED UP WHERE YOU LEFT OFF, THE FAMILY HAS ALWAYS MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS A REMINDER OR A BURDEN AND THAT IS WHY I STAYED AWAY I MISSED OUT ON ALOT OF THE LAST 10 YEARS BUT I HAVE WORN THE TAN AND GREEN EVERY DAY AND NEVER FORGOT WHO I AM. I AM PROUD TO BE A DEPUTY! THANK YOU AUNT SHERRY, I LOVE YOU.......

DETECTIVE
SHELBY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

April 22, 2006

Rest in peace blue angel! You will never be forgotten!

December 15, 2005

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