Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

THIS IS NOT SO MUCH OF A REFLECTION AS IT IS AN UPDATE ON OUR FAMILY. I AM A DETECTIVE WITH THE NARCOTICS DIVISION OF THE SAME DEPARTMENT THAT SHERRY SERVED. OUR FAMILY RECENTLY SAW HER OLDEST DAUGHTER GRADUATE FROM THE SAME ACADEMY THAT SHERRY AND I DID. MANY OFFICERS IN OUR DEPARTMENT (FAMILY) HAVE SEEN HER GROW UP AND BECOME A CARBON COPY OF HER MOTHER. THOSE ARE SOME BIG SHOES TO FILL. SHE HAS THE SAME SCRATCHY HIGH PITCHED VOICE ON THE RADIO THAT HAS MADE ALL OF US REMEMBER CHARLIE 7. SO TO ALL OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR THIRD GENERATION THAT NOW SERVES.
DAVID

DETECTIVE
SHELBY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

September 30, 2005

Sherry was a fantastic person and human being. I observed Sherry over several years rise from working at the uniform store to patrolman for the SCSO and always went out of her way to help other officers regardless of what agency. I knew her personally and amazed how a wonderful life can be here today and gone tomorrow. Gone but not forgotten.

Former Patrolman
Memphis police departement

September 11, 2005

The Northaven community leaders would like to organize a public dedicational prayer vigil in honor of Officer Sherry Hopper Goodman on July 26, 2005. For more information,please contact me.

Pastor Eric Boyland
Northaven Community

June 28, 2005

I have never stopped missing that warm smile...I remember more than once...after a stop on HWY 70 seeing a county car behind me for backup and it was Sherry...I remember late meals at CK's on c-shift and I wish you were still here...I miss you...and so do so many others...
SC BPD

Det. Steve Carter
Bartlett P.D. TN

February 26, 2005

May this Warrior's sacrifice never be forgotten...God Grant her Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends, the Serenity to Accept the things they Cannot Change, the Courage to Change the things they can, and the Wisdom to know the difference...Rest in Peace Blue Angel...

Officer Debra Mcfall Ross
East Buffalo Twp Police Dept, Lewisburg, Pa.

July 22, 2004

Although I never met Sherry I feel as if I knew her. Her funeral was one of the most touching and memorable services I've ever attended for a fellow Officer. She was clearly loved by her department and family and she left a beautiful legacy. To her daughters I say God gave you a very special Mom. As a female officer it is different when a sister is lost. It brings home the fact that we are not invinceable and we will all walk that walk someday. I wear a bracelet with Sherry's name on it every day I work to remind me of the sacrafice she made and the family she left behind. God bless you Sherry, you'll never be forgotten.

Sgt. Jamie Blankenship
Jackson, Tn Police Dept.

June 18, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).
Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend. Deputy Jeffrey Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 10, 2004

Rest in peace, and thanks for keeping the peace while you were here. You are an inspiration to us all and will never be forgotten. God bless her family and friends forever.

Pat
Baltimore, MD

February 28, 2004

Rest in peace, sis.

Officer R. Law
Sacramento Police Department

August 20, 2003

Romans 13:4
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Sherry, every day that I work, I wear my black bracelet that has your name and C-7 on it as my own small tribute to honor and remember you. My family is forever here for Dale, Ashley and Tracy.

Watch over all of us and greet us when we see each other again. We love you!

Ptlm. Jim Taber
Shelby County Sheriff's Office

Sherry I remember the night you were coming on and I was just leaving the Sheriff had a meeting with all of us and I still remmeber that smile and that voice Charlie 7 .You will be forever missed we love you and miss you deeply take care and we all will see you again. May the lord continue to bess your family.

Sgt. J.L. Mayes
SCSO

My mom was an extraordinary lady. She lived everyday to it's fullest. I'm so honored to say that she was my mother. My family and I miss her, and we love her very much. She touched many lives in so many ways that her memory will live on forever. To all who may read this "out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls" Edwin Hubble Capin.

Ashley Goodman
Shelby Co. Sheriff's Department

We have heros amoung us and Officer Hopper was truly one of those heros. Once a Sister, always a Sister from your brothers and sisters in blue. Our prayers and hearts go out to this Sister's family..............

Chief Steven C. Guibord
Naples Police Department

I recently became a Police Officer in Florida, but lived in Memphis when Sherry Goodman was shot and killed. I often think about her and wear a metal band with her name on it inscribed on my wrist, to remind myself of the ultimate sacrifice she and many others have paid to serve their community. I know that the fine men and women of the Shelby County Sheriff's Department are carrying on the high standard of service to the people of Shelby County that Deputy Goodman embodied. She is sorely missed by her peers and will never be forgotten.

Police Officer Todd Riggins
Crescent City, Florida Police Department

We promise to never forget the sacrifices made by our brother and sister officers. To the family of Deputy Goodman, you have my prayers and deepest regrets for your loss. Rest in peace sister.....

Deputy Sheriff
Tennessee

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