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Police Officer Douglas Scott Goeble

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, April 20, 1991

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Reflections for Police Officer Douglas Scott Goeble

Rest in Peace Officer Douglas Scott Goeble. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of San Antonio, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the carcass of your murderer. May the flames of hell forever scorch his soul.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

April 20, 2016

You are not forgotten. The tragedy of your loss will be remembered by your law enforcement family and your community.

Steven Ramsey
VP, SAPD Historical Society

December 2, 2015

I remember reading about your passing and wondering why there was so much evil in this world. We had just arrived from my overseas military assignment. Seven years later, my son joined you in heaven under similar circumstances, Our family will never forget you Mom and Dad reaching out to us during our loss. Say hi to our son up there in heaven.
Family of US Border Patrol agent Ricardo Salinas EOW 7-7-1998

A. Salinas, Retired USAF

April 2, 2015

You are always thought of. I'm remodeling my house and the contracter wanted to paint the garage. I wouldn't let him, telling him that you decided to paint the walls red. I think of you everyday I step into that bright room. And I see you smile.....Miss you little bro!
Tamara Ford

Tamara Ford, Ret. SAPD
Lanier High School Criminal Justice

July 2, 2013

Yesterday was the 22nd anniversary of your death. I met you in a U Haul about two years before that. You were moving your family to another state and your truck broke down. I said "Why don't you just stay in San Antonio, we need good police officers. " That night I went to play bridge with my friends the Goeble's. Much to my surprise, they were your parents and I was so happy to hear you had decided to stay in San Antonio. I rode with your parents at your funeral to your final resting place. I just wanted you to know that you are not forgotten. And you are appreciated.

Laura Ives Craft, JD

April 22, 2013

Doug, you were a heck of a good friend as well as an awesome Brother-in-Blue!! You will always be honored, remembered and loved. My familyand a lot of our friends and classmates have written to TDC Paroles to keep that murderous dirtbag inside. Thanks Doug for always being there watching out for us in life and even in death.
Your old road dog,

Lee W Pickett
Texas Peace Officer (disabled/retired)

March 16, 2013

I just sent in my "No Parole" letter in!! Hopefully his murderer will be kept behind bars for life!

Wife of a SSO Deputy

February 1, 2013

NO Parole.

Letter sent.

Yorik Cade

January 31, 2013

no parole. mailed my letter


January 24, 2013

No parole.

David Barba

January 24, 2013

I am also honored to have sent a "No parole" letter, so your cowardly killer remains locked up - and denied the pleasure of living in a world that you made safe for all of us.

Billy Russo (Det. Ret.)
Nassau County Police Dept. NY

January 24, 2013

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers.


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

January 24, 2013

Police Officer Douglas Scott Goeble, Thank You Sir for your service and devotion to duty. May God Bless you, your Family, friends and Department my brother of the badge. My letter will go out today for no parole for the monster who committed this awful crime.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

January 24, 2013

May God continue to be with your family. My prayers are with them. Your heroism is not forgotten and still much apprecitated. Godspeed!!

Detective Morton
Birmingham Police Department

January 24, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 21rst anniversary year 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered,

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 20, 2012

It's the beginning of the school year with new criminal justice students. Yesterday they asked me if I ever knew any officers that got killed in the line of duty; the list was so long it took the whole class period to discuss their life, a shared war story, and the day their lives were taken from them. I'm always able to hold back the tears until I speak of Doug. I loved you bro! The reflection made me realize that I wanted to set up a memorial in the classroom of you, Val, Patricia, Scottie, Tony, Roger, Michael, Hector, John, and Mario; all my friends and one my little bro! You're never forgotten Doug; after all I did name my son after you.

Tamara Ford, Ret. SAPD
Lanier HS Criminal Justice Instructor

September 2, 2011

It pains me to read about your death. It is also a reminder of the type career we have chosen. God be with you, Warrior.


March 29, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 20, 2010

"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
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

February 25, 2008

Officer Goeble, thank you for your service and dedication.

It is my sincere hope that your murderer never sees the light of day again. Parole 15 years after your senseless murder is hardly "life in prison".

Watch over your family giving them the love and guidance they will need through the years. Watch over your brothers and sisters in uniform as well.

Rest in peace Blue Angel.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

December 17, 2007

I was thinking about Doug because he was a friend of mine. We both attended Permian Basin Law Enforcement Academy together. Corporal Arlie Jones of Odessa Police Department was killed in the line of duty on September 8, 2007. He was also an academy classmate with Doug and I. We should never forget Doug or any other officer that dies while protecting the citizens of their communities.

Sgt. Pete Cordova
Midland Police Department Midland Texas

September 21, 2007

May you be ever blessed and your loved ones also.

April 20, 2007

I think about Doug all the time. He painted my gameroom red, and although this room is converted back to a garage I refuse to paint over Dougs work. Everyday that I enter my garage it's my time to reflect on what a wonderful person Doug was. Even though I miss him I take peace in knowing that Doug is one of my Angels. I loved you like a little brother. Miss and always praying for your family.
Tamara Ford

Tamara Ford, Retired
SAPD Friend

April 11, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

October 4, 2006

I can remember many nights that I have cried myself to sleep because of the loss of Doug. Doug was a very positive influence on my life. I met Doug when I was only 5 and he lived with my family at the time. Doug was a wonderful person with a heart of gold.

Aliya (Rube)Rudd

Aliya Rudd
friend of Doug's

July 3, 2006

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