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

I first met Jim back in 1996 when he & fellow CHP trooper Steve Schrieber were members of the Olympic Torch Relay, providing motorcycle escort for the Olympic Torch Bearers. The Georgia State Patrol had sent two detachments of troopers out to Los Angeles to provide security for the Torch Bearers & the caravan as the Olympic Flame made it's way across the country to Atlanta for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. During those 84 days, I was fortunate enough to work & become friends with these two great guys. It saddens me tremendously to hear of Jim's passing. He was a fine gentleman, an excellent motorcycle officer, & an all-around nice guy. He will be sorely missed. My thoughts & condolences are with his family.

Retired CPL JoDee Gibson #485
Georgia State Patrol

June 5, 2004

Rest in peace, Officer Goodman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your CHP brothers and sisters.

Trooper
Maine State Police

June 5, 2004

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends & co-workers of P.O. James Goodman. You're in our thoughts & prayers today and always.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2-16-04

June 5, 2004

My dear friend Jim, I will miss your hearty laughter! God Bless you and yours!

Joan Horst
BMW of North America

June 5, 2004

The news of Jim's death has sent shockwaves throughout the State of Georgia. I, along with twentyfive other Georgia Troopers, traveled our great nation with Jim during the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay. We are all blessed to have known him, and the world is a lesser place without him.

SFC Andy Carrier
Georgia State Patrol

June 5, 2004

God Bless Officer Goodman.

God Bless Officer Goodman's Family.

God Bless the California Highway Patrol

3,000 miles does not diminish the sorrow we share with you.

Trooper
New Jersey State Police

June 5, 2004

In loving memory of Trooper Goodman: This is so similar to what happened in Tacoma, WÅ in April
when a motor officer collided with a car. That officer, Jim Lewis, had served well for 19 years. Thank you for your selfless service of 20 years and for your ultimate sacrifice. It is a long road to healing that lies ahead, but I know that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will extend His mercy and comfort to all who reach out to Him. There is none greater than He. We don't get to Heaven based on what we do, but what He did for us!! AMEN! There is now a huge void that cannot be filled. God be with all those who mourn and may His promises lift all those with heavy hearts for many years to come.
I found this poem on another's site and wanted to share it.

We may never understand it,
the risks these brave ones take,
but occasionally we see a bit
of the difference their lives make.
Some do it for the action,
others find it a callin'.
All find the satisfaction,
and few become the fallen.
Being an officer is what he loved,
To him as good as it gets.
Law was what he dreamed of,
He would have no regrets.
And though it saddens all of us
to lose him in this way
He knew how an officer must
Live life to the fullest everyday.

You are in my thoughts. If only I could erase your pain...

Lynn Kole
Bellingham, Washington


June 5, 2004

My sincere condolence to the family of Officer Goodman and members of the CHP.

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

June 5, 2004

Our deepest condolences to the Family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Goodman


Newark NJ PD Auto Theft Task Force

June 5, 2004

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Shannon
concerned citizen

June 5, 2004

To:The family;friends,loved ones and department members:--- A POLICE OFFICER'S PRAYER:--- O, gentle Lord! Keep the day/night watch with me.As I begin my tour of duty,I ask your protection from all mental,physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing your work,endeavoring to keep peace among your people . Help me to be just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be courageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties. Let me respond to all calls with haste realizing that so many are dependent on me for life and safety.Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think no one really cares and that I am taken for granted.Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence.Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers,and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord,I ask that I may return safely after my tour of duty,to my loved ones and those who love me.I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer;and after my tour of duty is over here on earth,may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that you have promised to those who serve you well.AMEN.***REST IN PEACE*** Sent to you by the father of First Class Officer J.D.Koeppen,Capital City Raleigh NC and Trooper D.C.Koeppen, NJ State Police.

Chief (retired) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

June 5, 2004

Dear Goodman Family and Friends,

I am sorry to hear about your loss. Please take some comfort in two verses from the Bibile: " Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matt. 5:4 and " Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the Children of God." Matt. 5:9. God Bless.

Ofc. Mike Snyder
Coral Springs PD, Florida

June 5, 2004

My thoughts and prayer go out to the Family of Officer Goodman and my brothers and sisters at the California Highway Patrol. When ever an Officer falls, it is an event that is felt around the world. James, i never had the honor of knowing you, but i wish you peace and ever lasting happiness. You have given the ultimate for the good of this country and that my friend will not be forgotten.

Deputy K.Mansell
Washtenaw County Sheriff's Dept. Michigan

June 5, 2004

You are a wonderful officer and you will be terribly missed

Anderson
LAPD

June 5, 2004

Rest In Peace.

P.O.
Albany PD (NY)

June 5, 2004

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

June 5, 2004

May god be with you Mr Goodman

CHP Explorer

June 5, 2004

Rest in peace brother.....

Detective John O'Sullivan
Eagle County Sheriff

June 5, 2004

The life of another hero is taken too soon. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Goodman. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us all to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

June 5, 2004

Thank you for the job that you did, rest in peace brother. May God watch over your friends and family during this tragic time.

Deputy Doug Sullivan
Fresno County Sheriff's Dept.

June 5, 2004

I was sad to hear of another veteran officer die in the line of duty. We in the Florida Highway Patrol just lost a trooper in May. Our prayers are with Trooper Goodman's family and friends.
Cpl. D.K. Wiles
Florida Highway Patrol

Cpl. Dwight K. Wiles
Florida highway Patrol

June 4, 2004

I hold your family and friends in my heart as I know what you are going through. I just wanted to let you know that you are loved and thought of by all.

Wife of Dave Grant EOW 5/31/04
Tuolumne Co. Sheriff's Dept

June 4, 2004

MY BROTHER, THANKS FOR 20 YEARS OF SERVICE TO YOUR STATE AND COUNTRY. MAY GOD BLESS THOSE WHO LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. A HERO FOR SURE. YOU SERVED WELL.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

June 4, 2004

Thank you sir for your service and sacrifice. God bless.

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.

June 4, 2004

My husband & I had the privelege of knowing Officer Goodman. He was a kind and decent man. He will be missed by many.
Our prayers to his wife. God bless you!

wife of retired officer
California Highway Patrol

June 4, 2004

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