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Deputy U.S. Marshal Herbert Melvin Goddard

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, August 14, 1900

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Reflections for Deputy U.S. Marshal Herbert Melvin Goddard

I wish i knew you, my grandfather speaks of you a lot. Im aspiring to be a federal marshal. So when my grandfather told me that my great great grandfather was a U.S. Marshal, i instantly started researching and finding out what my grandfather was like. I hope when im a marshal that i can hold up his legacy.

marc aguilar

September 1, 2020

DUSM Goddard,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 14, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 14, 2020

His grave is in Cooper Cemetery, Little River County, Arkansas.

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15700301

Paul Goddard

February 1, 2017

Deputy Marshal Goddard,
On today, the 116th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 14, 2016

We Goddards are few, but we have paid our dues.

Blair W Goddard
North Las Vegas PD. Nevada 1969-1976

March 4, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 113th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 21, 2013

Rest In Peace.

#2959
U.S. Marshals

August 14, 2012

On Monday August 13, 1900, Deputy Goddard attempted to arrest a 20 year old full blood Choctaw Indian named Ambrose “Ombus” Wilson, three miles south of Goodwater in what is now McCurtain County. Wilson shot Deputy Goddard and Goddard returned fire with his shotgun hitting Wilson nine times with buckshot breaking one of his arms before he escaped. Deputy Goddard died the next day. Wilson was arrested from under his uncle’s house where he had been hiding a week later and taken to South McAlester. Deputy Goddard was survived by his wife Mary Emma and four young children.

Paul Goddard

June 27, 2011

Deputy Marshal Goddard,
It has taken over 109 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

March 20, 2010

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