Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Commander Joseph Allen Goldsmith

Apache County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, May 20, 2004

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Reflections for Commander Joseph Allen Goldsmith

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Mark Mottola

May 20, 2020

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Commander Goldsmith..

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 19, 2019

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
Texas

May 20, 2015

Today makes 10 years, but it seems like yesterday because I can recall every detail of that day. Even though you are not here in person, you are ALWAYS here.

I think about you every time I put on my uniform and understand how fortunate I am to have the ability to hang it back up when my shift is done.

You were a true Warrior! So now please continue to be the guardian angel over all the Warriors who have followed in your footsteps, myself included. But most of all....or the most important to me anyway, you were and always will be a TRUE and GENUINE friend.

There are no words that can describe, or even come close to being able to define how much you are missed by all of us who's lives you touched...and there were so many, in so many different ways!

T. Tieman (SWAT/Forest Patrol)

May 21, 2014

Today makes 10 years, but it seems like yesterday because I can recall every detail of that day. Even though you are not here in person, you are ALWAYS here.

I think about you every time I put on my uniform and understand how fortunate I am to have the ability to hang it back up when my shift is done.

You were a true Warrior! So now please continue to be the guardian angel over all the Warriors who have followed in your footsteps, myself included. But most of all....or the most important to me anyway, you were and always will be a TRUE and GENUINE friend.

There are no words that can describe, or even come close to being able to define how much you are missed by all of us who's lives you touched...and there were so many, in so many different ways!

T. Tieman (

May 21, 2014

Not sure why I was thinking about you today... Sure do miss having you around.

Frank Flores, NREMT Paramedic (Ret)
WMAS, ACSO Posse

February 13, 2014

Dad, it's been a lot of years sense I've seen you I'm a grown up married with a kid and everything not a day goes by I don't miss or think about you. How I wish my wife and son could see how amazing there father in law and Tata was you'd like them a lot and I know they love you a lot just from stories they have heard. Anyways dad I love and miss you so much your always into prayers

Chris Goldsmith
Son

October 31, 2013

Hey uncle Joe,

I just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you. It was the weirdest thing this morning. I just got to thinking about you and the memories that we have had. You are my hero I love you and may you rest in peace. Thank you for your blessings!

Chomp

Chomper
nephew

February 17, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 18, 2012

Rest in peace Commander Goldsmith and Olav Hashalom, your valor will not be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 20, 2012

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 20, 2012

Joe,
My brother. Keep watch over us. Your not forgotten. Eferon, Tommy, and I Love and miss you bro. I just wanted to reflect on all of us this evening. I wanted you to know your memory lives on in all of us. Your service to us the County and State will live on forever. We miss ya brother. Your kind heart and friendship was the best man. I hope you got internet in heaven. See you again my friend. Stay safe.

(fmr) Sgt. Partridge
Partner

August 24, 2010

We miss you so much!
Love, Janeane

Anonymous

May 20, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 5th 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 1 year after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 20, 2009

Uncle,
I hope you and Tata are having fun in heaven. I know you two are looking down on us. We miss you both so much. I have a son his name is Joseph and he is beautiful. I wish he could have met you but I will tell him all of my great memories of you and he will know what a great man you were.
I Love You!
Janeane

Janeane Candelaria

November 14, 2008

Commander Goldsmith your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 28, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 14, 2007

Big Joe,
Remembering that you were always the caring but cheerful one of the bunch in the academy...Please help me in my time of difficulty to become stronger. Tell her "HELLO" for me, she would love a visit from an officer =).

Shannon Nelson (Fmr ofc)
Winslow Police Department

September 20, 2007

Joe, just stopping in to say hello. Your still here in my thoughts, your memory not forgotten, Your friendship still alive. I was thinking about all the good times and BBQ's we had. The Apache County Sheriffs Office and all your Arizona Department Of Corrections family misses you. Your service to the state of Arizona will never be forgotten my brother. We are the thin blue line, You are a awesome brother and I will be here to honor your service for as long as I live. Joe, watch over us still here, we need ya bro.

(FMR) Sgt. Partridge
ADOC

September 16, 2007

DAD I MISS U SO MUCH. IM PLAYING FOOTBALL BUT IM NOT A LINEMEN ANNYMORE. MOM HAS UR OLD BELL AND WERE GOING TO PAINT IT I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU TALK TO YOU LATER.

Tyler Goldsmith
Son

September 4, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

May 20, 2007

Three years have passed, and you are not forgotten Sir. Thank you for all that you have given to the world, the state of AZ, to the profession, and to all who knew you. Surely it is much more peaceful up where you are.
God Bless.
Neart, Gra Agus Onoir (Strength, Love and Honor)

Crime Scene Specialist K. Martin B1162
Scottsdale PD (AZ)

May 20, 2007

May you rest in peace.I shall light a candle for you before Mass this morning.G-d Bless.

May 20, 2007

My Nephew,
Life was short but eternity will never end.All of us will someday be with you again. We miss you terribly here but our love for you will always be strong. Our times together were short but those memories for me will always be clear. I am a proud Uncle to have had such a great Nephew.

Eddie Goldsmith
911 Administrator for State of Idaho

March 22, 2007

Uncle,
It is the last day of another year with out you. As we start a new year I think about how much we miss you. Life has not been the same since the day you left us. My faith is strong and I know that some day I will see you again.
I Love You!
Janeane

Janeane Goldsmith
Niece

December 31, 2006

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