Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer James M. Goodman

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 3, 2004

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Reflections for Officer James M. Goodman

Mr. & Mrs. Goodman are truly 2 of the most "Kindess Souls" I have ever had the Honor to meet. To this Day. I am witness to the Ever Lasting Moments They Graced My Life. FAIRWINDS!

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Judi D Sum
Log Furniture Builder

October 3, 2023

Mountain aka Mr. Brown, missing you more than ever! Trusting you know my heart. The first thing I think of waking up and the last before I fall asleep! Mrs. Brown

Patricia A. Ashton

December 13, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Goodman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 27, 2021

So sorry for his family that they lost their loving CHPY. A brother wearing our beloved Blue & Gold is always with us. To Pattie: May God bless you and your family. I know exactly how much your husband loved his time riding motors. Some always want to be CHPYS but only a few will ever have that honor. Rest In Peace and you are remembered and will always be in our hearts and minds.

State Traffic Officer 7185/SLA/CLA/SF/SA
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

June 3, 2021

Jim was my life. To this day my love for him has not changed. He was a fabulous husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to many. I miss him and believe that I will be with him again someday. It was so unfair that his life was taken so early... but he has had a lasting effect on all who knew him. What a powerful man he was, in so many ways!

Patti Goodman

March 13, 2021

I was unaware that Jim passed away in 2004. I am truly saddened. I went to high school with Jim and was a friend. He also had a great sense of humor and was a talented artist. I have a pencil sketch he did in high school. I would love to return it to his widow or children. If anyone knows how to contact Patti, Jacob or Joshua, please let them know. I can be reached at 510-815-4781. Thank you for your service Jim. I know you are missed.

Greg Wright
High School friend

November 9, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

June 3, 2020

My husband was trained by you in are now a legend. Thank you for being the personification of integrity and for inheriting your legend on to so many others. Rest in peace and God bless you and your family. Love, Class 152 and the Blocks


June 3, 2020

RIP Jim. You were a great CHP motorcycle Officer. You always showed up.

Sergeant Kev Kelly

June 3, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 14th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 3, 2018


I got a chance to know you back in the Oakland days. You were a great Officer and a wonderful person. You will never be forgotten I think of you often.

CHP Oakland (Explorer)

July 22, 2016

This guy was one of the best M/ C riders I had ever seen. I worked with Jim in San Jose mostly on swings on I-680. He used to mess with me. I would on a speed stop at night, Jim would drive by, go down a ways and black out his bike. Drive wrong way on shoulder and return to my stop. Then turn the Harley back on, causing a very loud backfire that was similar to a gun shot. Scare the you know what out me and the violator. He got the biggest kick out of doing this to me. RIP

Sergeant Kevin R Smith ID 11873

June 6, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 3, 2015

Rest easy motorman. May God hold you in His arms.

Captain "Irish" Mike McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

May 4, 2015

Thank you for remembering my big brother. He was my hero like all of you police officers. I can only hope to be as good a man. I still miss him.

Lee Goodman

September 30, 2012

Jim, Your birthday passed two days you know, my heart skipped a beat from dawn to, we are watching the CHP honoring of an officer in Vacaville. It reminds my heart of so many days passed....You remain in my heart, Mrs. Brown xo ...I will see you, again, someday

Patricia A. Ashton
special friends

September 13, 2012

Dearest Jim: Has it really been eight years?? The hurt still lingers because of your loss.

Wanted you to know you are still thought of and remembered and loved. Of course Berdoo is still wonderful and busy. We have a new command staff and they are wonderful.

Keep watch over the 860 squad. You were wonderful to know. Thank you for your service and for keeping us all safe!


"Aunt" LoVae

LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enf. Liaison
MADD, San Bernardino County

June 4, 2012

I will always remember our time working the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay. I learned a lot from Jim being a veteran "west coast trained" motor officer during the short seven days in Georgia. You are missed brother and Never Forgotten!

Lieutenant Vic Misenheimer
North Carolina Highway Patrol

September 16, 2011

Only the good die young. If you live long enough, you find that to be a true statement.
Jim was an Officer and a true Gentleman. Rest in peace my friend, see you on the other side.

Manny Landeros/Retired CHP Officer
Jim's Academy Classmate

June 3, 2011

Jim left us over 6-years ago but his bright smile, kind heart and fun loving attitude will keep him in our hearts always. Our love and prayers to his family.

Greg Dodd

September 17, 2010

Thank you all for your wonderful words about my brother. Days, weeks and years have gone by but, I still miss him terribly. Your messages have touched my heart more than you know.

Bonnie Bell

July 7, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state. 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 the solace of your family and friends.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

June 3, 2010

Remembering Jim, gone from us for 6 years. He is still missed by the Georgia troopers he worked with on the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay.

CPL JoDee Gibson
Ga. State Patrol - Retired

June 3, 2010

Thinking of you on this, the 6th anniversary of your passing. God bless those you left behind. Thank you for your service, dedication and sacrifice.

Lori Johnson Rowley, wife of NC LEO
Daughter of Sgt. James Johnson, EOW 11/11/04

June 3, 2010

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