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Railroad Detective Rody Goe

Michigan Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, May 17, 1918

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Reflections for Railroad Detective Rody Goe

Rest in peace Railroad Detective Goe.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 31, 2021

Det. Goe,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Detective who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


United States Border Patrol

May 18, 2018

Detective Rody Goe was killed in the line of duty a century ago today--and today we honor that service and sacrifice.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

May 18, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 100th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 18, 2018

Detective Goe, thank you for helping to protect one of America's greatest assets, it's Railroads. We can only hope and pray that the filth who was convicted of your murder faced true justice, if not in this world, then in the next.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 14, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 12, 2017

Rest in Peace Detective Rodney Goe. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways. I have spent many a night just as you did laying in wait for thieves and burglars. I greatly respect your sacrifice.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the wretched bastards that were responsible for your murder and the wounding of your co-workers are rotting in hell!


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

May 18, 2016

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

May 18, 2015

Thank you for your Heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

May 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd anniversary of your death. 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 Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 18, 2010


Thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Police Patrol Officer D.B. Salamas
CN/GT Railroad Police

December 22, 2008

Detective Goe, on this 90th anniversary of your brutal murder, I wish to thank you for your efforts on behalf of America’s railroads. Though railroad corporations may be big faceless entities, they are a major factor in our economy and need real protection. Railroad Police have provided that protection for many years. Sadly, many railroad companies have trimmed the protection almost to the point of extinction and in the long run, I can’t see it benefiting anyone. You folks are vital and should always be regarded as such.

You put your life on the line that night and lost it, not for glory, not for any other reason than you had a job to do and you did it. You are a hero, not because you died, but because you lived and despite the very sad outcome, people knew that there was a risk to steeling from the Michigan Central Railroad. We can only hope that the suspects who got away faced true justice at some point, if not in this life, then in the next. The same can be said for the two who were apprehended.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

May 18, 2008

Rest in Peace Detective Goe and thank you for helping make this world a safer place back then.

Michigan citizen

September 7, 2005

All officers should have a reflection. You served well- rest in peace.

A citizen

July 24, 2004

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