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.

To the family, friends and colleagues of Master Police Officer Jeremiah M. Goodson, Jr.

My heart is filled with great sadness at the lost of your loved one and fellow officer.
We in the law enforcement community both active duty and retired, having walked the line of good over evil, knowing that at any moment a call for help may require us to make the ultimate sacrifice for our fellow man.

For Law Enforcement is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.

I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
You left us doing what you chose to do.
What you were trained to do.
Performing the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do.....serving your community making a better and safer place for us all.

Rest in Peace my brother, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN !!!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police

July 18, 2012

Hero's will always live on... May God Bless your family and your soul rest in peace....

civilian

July 18, 2012

If this man should fall,who will lift the flag and carry on? Thank you for carrying the flag Officer Goodson.

Deputy Darrin Ellis
Kings County Sheriffs Office(Ca.)

July 18, 2012

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

July 18, 2012

Thank you MPO Goodson for your dedication to our profession and for going beyond the call to get this killer off the streets for good. You did your job with heroism and without thought of the possibility of what was to transpire. May God Speed my brother! We'll take it from here!

Juvenile Investigator Sue Lutz
Bladen County Sheriffs Office

July 18, 2012

Rest in peace brother. My prayers are with your family and the LPD.

Ofc. O. A. Olasokan
NYSUP Potsdam

July 18, 2012

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer
12-25-2010

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Ret.) LAPD (Ret.)
Jerome County, Idaho (Ret.)

July 18, 2012

My Heart and prayers go out too the Familey,but I must say to all Rookies never approach a vichel with out your vest on people are crazy every were.God Bless

Sec Richard Richardson

July 18, 2012

Thank you for your dedication my brother!

Officer William J. Horton
Reservoir Police Dept.

July 18, 2012

Rest In Peace Brother. You made the ultimate sacrifice attempting to keep the streets safe even while not on duty. My condolences to your Family and the Lumberton Police Department.

PO Fred Nordt
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

July 18, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Officer Goodson.

Mark B. Morse
Son-in-law of Lee Co. (FL) Robert Hazard

July 18, 2012

My heart goes out to you and your family, as an Officer of 25 years I pray no one ever goes through the pain you are having.A hero has lost his life to protect his community. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Kim Hazlett Sr.Police Officer
Asheville Police Dept.

July 18, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Goodson. I hope that the community wraps his family in love and support, now and far into the future. His wife's hardships will not end after the story has faded. His co-workers will not forget. God bless them all.

Vickie Davis
Sis-in-law of Ofc. Philip Davis (EOW 12-04-09)

July 18, 2012

Thoughts and prayers to the family of Master Officer Jeremiah M.Goodson,Jr. And The Lumberton Police Department.

James Bryon Sweet
Scotland county 911

July 18, 2012

I had the pleasure of meeting MOP Goodson in class at Fayetteville State University. He was a kind man who loved his career and his family. I am stunned and saddened by the loss. My condolences to his family; both personal and professional.

Sharon Payne

July 18, 2012

R.I.P BROTHER Goodson!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

July 18, 2012

I did not know this hero, but wanted to send my deepest sympathy and condolences to his family & friends & anyone that knew him. I will keep his family in my prayers through their difficult time..

Elizabeth Locklear

July 18, 2012

Fallen Hero Prayer


I heard some tragic news today,
A hero that was tragically taken away.

He was a policeman with just one job to do,
To do his best to make this world better for me and you.

His oath to protect and serve is how he lived his life,
Now he leaves behind his family, his kids and his wife.

A man not doing this job just for fun,
No, a man doing his job because it has to be done.

A man so valiant, so brave, so strong,
Lord, please tell us what happened, what went wrong.

He was one of our own, a hometown hero,
Killed by a coward, a brute, a zero.

Someday his family and friends will look upon his memory and smile,
They will remember his sense of pride and how he went that extra mile.

How he wore his uniform and badge with honor and integrity,
Preforming his duties with the greatest sincerity.

Yes, another hero has been taken away,
But in our hearts he will always stay.

Lord, do not allow discouragement in our faith and belief,
And please comfort his family and friends during their time of grief.

You are loved and will be missed Jeremiah Goodson.
Amen, HNE

Admin. Heather Evans
Marion Police Department and Classmate

July 18, 2012

Words cannot express the sympathy that I have for the family of MPO Goodson. May God comfort and keep you during this trying time. Take comfort in knowing the MPO Goodson is in a better place. God Bless you Jeremiah Goodson!!

LEO Wife
Lumberton NC

July 18, 2012

May you rest in peace Officer Jeremiah Goodson. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Thank you for all you have done for this community. You will truly be missed by our children, our families, and our community.

Karen K. Crilley

July 18, 2012

It is not how heros die but how they live their lives. RIP Officer Goodson . My deepest sympathy to the Family and Co-Workers you have left behind. May they find comfort that you were doing something you loved and made a difference in this world.

Wanda Rhyne
Surviving Spouse of Deputy Rick Rhyne MCSO EOW 12-08-2011

July 18, 2012

Our Heartfelt sympathy and prayers are going out to the family of MPO Jeremiah Goodson as well as his brothers and sisters on the force and the dispatchers. May the days ahead bring everyone peace and love.

Renee Paul TCII
Wilson County NC 911

July 18, 2012

Expressing deepest sympathy, and hoping you find comfort in knowing others care and are near in thought today.

Rita Rocker, Intergovernmental Relations
Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles

July 18, 2012

Rest in peace Officer Goodson!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

July 18, 2012

Goes to show we are NEVER off-duty. A dedicated officer, husband, father, son, and friend lost to do his job even off-duty. God Bless you and your family Brother! Thanks for a job well done. May you be in Heaven walking the Golden Road.

Deputy RH Pike Jr
Northampton County Sheriff's Office

July 18, 2012

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