Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Acting Chief John Delaney Godwin Jr.

Orange Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, August 11, 1935

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Reflections for Acting Chief John Delaney Godwin Jr.

Rest In Peace

Nick mottola

August 11, 2020

Thank you for your service and know that your memory and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 11, 2020

Rest in Peace Chief John D. Godwin Jr.. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Orange, Texas

I Pray for Peace for your Families, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you burn forever in hell. You are not forgotten.


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

August 11, 2016

Heroes live forever, Chief Godwin, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Orange and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

August 11, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 12, 2013

Rest in peace, Chief Godwin. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Orange and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

August 11, 2012

Thank you. Rest in peace.

M. Kanbi

September 23, 2006



August 11, 2005

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