Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Police Officer Jeremiah Montgomery Goodson, Jr.

Lumberton Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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Reflections for Master Police Officer Jeremiah Montgomery Goodson, Jr.

My prayers and condolences to your family and department, Officer Goodson. May all my brothers in the law enforcement world hold you up as a true hero, as I do. I pray your family finds peace in your heroism.

District Chief (Retired) Jeff Prescott
Atascocita FD, Humble, Texas

July 19, 2012

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Ofc. Cameron Reid
St. Clair County Sheriff Department, Illinois

July 19, 2012

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of
Master Police Officer Jeremiah M. Goodson, Jr. as well as to the Lumberton Police Department. Rest in peace MPO Goodson, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

July 19, 2012

I can tell you were a real cop, a real cop is never off-duty. Even though you were on your day off, you still were alert to your surroundings and had the best interest of those you swore to protect in mind. Thank you for your sacrifice. A true cop like you did not sit back and let the on-duty guys handle it, you got in there and fought the evil. You will surely be granted a special place for your heroism. I will keep you, your family, and your fellow officers in my prayers.

P/O Bill Walsh
Voorhees Township Police NJ

July 18, 2012

To the family and friends of Master Officer Jeremiah Goodson, Jr. We the family of slain East Washington PA police officer J David Dryer E.O.W 12/19/2011 are saddened by the loss of your hero. May God bless you and keep you strong through these very dark days. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jeremiah touched so many people in very different ways and some of those people will stand in line to tell you stories about your hero. Stories that Jeremiah would not have shared because he never considered himself a hero it was all in a days work. That is what made him a great husband, father, son, brother, and partner. R.I.P Jeremiah your brothers in blue will carry on for you.

Robert Dryer
Family of a Fallen Hero J David Dryer

July 18, 2012

Rest in Peace Officer Goodson Job well done my prayers to the Family

Columbus County Fire Rescue Honor Guards

July 18, 2012

Master Officer Goodson, my sincere condolances goes out to your family and co-workers, may you rest in peace Sir, and please watch over us as you now walk heavens beat...Gods Speed Sir!

Sgt. Kristiansen
Lake Erie Correctional Institution

July 18, 2012

Goodson, words cannot express how I am feeling at this moment. You and I go way back and I am so hurt in my heart right now for you and for your wife and children. My daughter called me from New York in total shock at the news because she too cared for you. You and I use to laugh so much and you would always tell the craziest wildest jokes and oh not to mention you surely would shoot some untruth fantasy stories that left me with a raised eyebrow.. You are going to be missed by me as well as others. I will never forget you and our times together. I shall forever keep your family lifted up in prayer. You are the best. Only God knows why he chose to take you this way. We may question why and we may not understand but one thing we must know and that is God is God and besides him there is no other........I love you to the fullest......

Tammy B, Rowdy
Friend Forever

July 18, 2012

Thank You for your service. My prayers are with your wife and children.

James Waters Chief of Police
City of Princeton Police Department

July 18, 2012

Rest in peace Officer Goodson. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold.


July 18, 2012

our heart and prayers go out to his family. its a sad day for our city and county. may his family find peace in this dark day. we will be praying for his wife and child. god bless the aubins

kenny aubin

July 18, 2012

You have served Gods children and your department with honor, distinction and integrity. Your new assignement is with all of oue heroic brothers and sisters who have also paid the ultimate in our service. Thos left behind will care for your family and will keep your heroic name and record alive for years to come. Thank you brother for a job well done. Rest in peace. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired

July 18, 2012

A Hero may fall but shall never be forgotten.... Thank you sir for your heroism and may you RIP. You served well and my prayers go out to your wife and childern.

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

July 18, 2012

I'm so sorry to his family and fellow officers, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tonya Corinne Doty

July 18, 2012

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

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

July 18, 2012


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July 18, 2012

God speed Master Police Officer Goodson, Jr.
Good bless you and your family.
R.I.P. brother
Patrol in God's kingdom

Stephen Bruet PPO II
NC Department of Public Safety

July 18, 2012

Your sacrifice will not be forgotten! May God grant you eternal peace.

Officer Sean Pringle
New Glarus PD

July 18, 2012

Actually this guy got out of Federal prison last year . Godspeed Officer Goodson your gone but not forgotten.


July 18, 2012

Condolences. Another good man lost. RIP Master PO Goodson.

PO John Cardillo
NYPD (ret)

July 18, 2012

my prayers go out to OFFICER GOODSON'S family and fellow officers...i thank God for these good people who risk their lives daily to serve others ..i have family on the forces also and think of them as they enter this craziness they have to face condolences go out to his wife and children ..and the LPD..God bless and keep u all...

Shirley oxendine
a concerned citizen

Shirley Oxendine
a concerned citizen

July 18, 2012

I didn't know Officer Goodson personally, but my heart goes out to his wife and children. May God comfort them during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Tam J.

July 18, 2012

When will the goodness of mankind overshadow evil. God bless Officer Goodson's family, friends & the Department. Even off duty this hero thought of the safety of his community. May the family know they were loved by a larger than life, real, American HERO.

Mother of a Sergeant
Colorado Springs PD

July 18, 2012

See you on the other side.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen
Milwaukee PD (Wisconsin) Retired

July 18, 2012

Godspeed and Good Luck on your future journey!!

John M Smathers
United States Forest Service L.E. Officer

July 18, 2012

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