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

Thank you guys so much for this Memorial Page.For financial reasons I did not attend Uncle Melvins funeral. Thanks to your web page I feel alittle closer to the family I miss so much.I love you all an I will pray for us all. Goodbye Uncle Melvin your always in our hearts!

Billie Deas Brown

June 20, 2004

To the CHP, Thank you for being so kind to my family. The memories of my Uncle Mel will live in my heart forever. I'll miss knowing that he's just across the way. Our loss is heavens gain. We'll see you later,Mel.

Susie Deas Williams

June 18, 2004

Jim, you are, and will continue to be greatly missed. Your attitude was always positive and upbeat, and is an inspiration to us all. You were more than willing and eager to handle calls on your way into work to allow the graveyard shift to go home on time, and although we may not have told you how much we appreciated it, your efforts and willingness to go above and beyond did not go un-noticed. Thank you for everything you did as a member of the CHP. You will not be forgotten. God bless and God speed.

Officer Tyler Froeming
California Highway Patrol

June 18, 2004

Jim: On behalf of the 860 Motor Squad, we will ride in your honor.

"I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself." -Revelation 19 (11-12)

Your life has touched us all and you will not be forgotten. Motor For Life!

Officer S.D. Hazelton
CHP-San Bernardino

June 17, 2004

Thank you Officer Goodman for keeping us safe from bad. God bless you.

Renny Kassel
California Citizen


June 16, 2004

Dearest Patty, family, brothers and sisters of the badge, Jim was such a dear friend to myself and all the other Ga. Troopers on the 1996 tourch relay. Jim, you and Steve bacame like my big brothers, and I am so heavy hearted to have not been able to be there for your family and friends. I was trapped on St.Simons Island because of the G8 summit. Know that you will be missed, and thought of often. Your memory will live with me forever. Thank you for being such a wonder friend and brother.

Cpl. Leslie Lamberth #881
Georgia State Patrol

June 15, 2004

Thank you for your many years of service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
CHP

June 13, 2004

My prayers are with the family,friends,and co-workers of Officer James Goodman.

Trp.II C.E. Johnson Jr.
Virginia State Police

June 13, 2004

I WAS NOT ABLE TO ATTEND MY UNCLE MEL.'S(JAMES GOODMAN) FUNERAL FOR WORK & FINANCIAL REASONS, BUT I WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT I LOVED HIM DEARLY. I TOOK MY FIRST MOTERCYCLE RIDE WITH HIM DRIVING WHEN WE WERE KIDS IN PINOLE, CA. HE ALWAYS LOVED MOTERCYCLES AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER. I CANT IMAGINE THE THOUGHT OF HIM BEING GONE. I WILL MISS HIM & GREIVE FOR HIS LOSS FOR A LONG TIME. MAY GOD BE WITH ALL OF THE CHP & SAFE-GUARD THEIR WAY. ALWAYS. 2 CORN. CHAP.5 VERSES 1-8. ALWAYS LOVED MOTERCYCLES.

LISIA DEAS MEDLOCK
R.N. NORTH CAROLINA

June 13, 2004

We have lost a Brother who will be missed. God bless you and look after our brothers family.

Deputy Donald Ohler
Tuolumne County Sheriff Ca.

June 12, 2004

Jim is my brother and I would like to thank you for your kind words. He has been my hero for a lifetime. It helps to see he is just as great to others. I pray that we all may receive the comfort we need until we see him again.

Lee Goodman
Oklahoma

June 12, 2004

The members of the Royal Palm Beach Police Department wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family, coworkers, and friends of Officer James M. Goodman. He has fought the good fight and has now gone to his reward. Many of our brothers and sisters are gone, but none are ever forgotten.

Sergeant T. E. Murphy
Royal Palm Beach, Fl. P. D.

June 12, 2004

We are truly saddened at James' loss.
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We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
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Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) P.D.

June 11, 2004

Thank you for all that you did and all that you stood for. You will be greatly missed by all on your brothers and sisters, who will try to fill the void left by your loss. Sleep well and hold your head high knowing that you did all you could and we will not forget your supreme sacrifice. God bless.

Hampton Patrolman
Hampton Police Division

June 11, 2004

To the family and friends of Officer Goodman... Your loss saddens us all. He sounds like a great man. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Wife of Burbank Police Officer
Burbank CA

June 11, 2004

BUFFALO, NEW YORK

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE
OFFICERS WISH TO SEND OUR CONDOLENCES.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH
OFFICER GOODMAN, HIS FAMILY AND CO-
WORKERS.
GOD BLESS...

PO ERNEST G. PENN
DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE

June 11, 2004

Jim,

It wasn't until the day of your funeral I really knew who you were. I went to the funeral because you are CHP family. When I arrived at "The Rock" I recognized your photo. I'll never forget the day you came to Barstow during an M.E.P. weekend and you ran out of 215's and it was about 110 degrees. During the heat, you were still cranking out the tickets and I can't believe you ran out. After I brought you another cite book, you asked this boot, (me) with barely four years on the job to go have coffee with you. I was floored because I had never even met you. I don't even have coffee with the guys in the office that have 10 years on the job and I know them. I will never forget your face.
Take Care.

Officer
CHP-Barstow

June 9, 2004

Rest In Peace, brother. Thank you for your honorable service. your brothers and sisters will NOT forget you.
Mike Bradford
Tallahassee Police-Ret

Invest. Mike Bradford-Ret
Tallahassee Police Dept

June 9, 2004

Farewell for now my Brother..Thank you for your love of and dedication to duty. You are now among the Elite Brothers of The Thin Blue Line. We are proud. Rest in Peace & the knowledge that your loved ones will never be alone for we are but a phone call away.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police

June 9, 2004

Jim: Thank you for your friendship and tremendous sense of humor. You, my friend, will be dearly missed.

Officer L.R. Chase
CHP/San Bernardino Area

June 9, 2004

To Jim's Family,
Ofc. Goodman was our instructor for over a month up till about two weeks ago. He captivated us, made us laugh, and most of all, he was a true mentor. He was an awesome story teller...taking us onto the freeways with his words and telling us about the latest hit and run driver he caught or how he loved "shaggin' speed" on the overpasses through Redlands. We were honestly all mesmorized by his deep voice and the humor he brought to our academy class. Mrs. Patricia Goodman, you have no idea how much your husband impacted our classroom and how he took a semi-boring subject and turned it into something we looked forward to learning about. On a final note, before he'd leave every day, he'd put on his "Harley Davidson" bandana followed by his glistening gold and blue CHP motor helmet then followed by his mirrored Oakley sunglasses. On the last day, he did just that, and he told us this: Good luck in your careers ladies and gentlemen...You've been a great class! Stay safe out there! See ya on the road!" And he made his exit... Thank you Jim Goodman, thank you for being a model officer and thank you for impacting our class more then any one instructor. We will miss you and you will NEVER be forgotten...

155th SESSION
SAN BERNARDINO SHERIFF'S ACADEMY

One of the first days of class a trainee said "Man! Those are huge boots!"
Ofc. Goodman: Well the crap so deep in here I have to wear them!!
:)

Class 155
San Bernardino Sheriff's Academy

June 8, 2004

May God bless and keep you and your family.
Rest in peace, brother.........

Trooper
New Jersey State Police

June 8, 2004

Officer Goodman,
My heart goes out to your family & friends during their loss. I know how bad it hurts to have the officer come to tell you that your loved one has been killed "in the line of duty". My first husband was also a state trooper who was killed. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around your family & help them make it through life without you....it's so difficult to do.

Denise
Survivor of Trooper Calvin E. Taylor

June 8, 2004

I wish to extend my sympathy to the family, friends and CHP family of Officer Goodman. My heart aches as we once again say farewell to another hero. You will now stand watch in Heaven along with many of your CHP brothers and sisters who went before you. Thank you for protecting us and for taking on a job that only a chosen few could do. God Bless.

Cindy Distel
Mother of CHP Motor Officer Shannon L. Distel, EOW 8/27/03

June 8, 2004

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and members of the California Highway Patrol.

Trooper Brandon Hoaglan
Florida Highway Patrol

June 8, 2004

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