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.

jeremiah i miss you at the dinner table i miss playing cops an robbers in my house in bpt,ct. i miss volley ball in the yard man did you beat me! i miss praticeing firearms in hobbsville,nc. i miss your wit i miss your charm most of all i miss you, i will take care of our family until we meet again

Bandele A Codrington (BANDY)
father in law

August 1, 2012

May you rest in peace and your family be taken care of. I never worked with you but my great grandfather is also on this memorial. Law enforcement flows heavy in my blood and I respect each and everyone that is involved.. Officer Goodson just know that we have it from here and you may now rest

Anna Williams
Cumberland County Sheriffs Office NC

July 30, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, co-workers, and agency of this warrior who was taken from us far too soon. We will carry on for you…

SGT Mike Allen (Retired)
California Highway Patrol

July 28, 2012

Rest easy Brother, we will take it from here.

Cpl. Mike Broadwell
Greenville Police Dept. NC

July 27, 2012

I have been reflecting so much on how we came up in church together. As I sat in your funeral services, I thought about how you would always say you were going to do it big in life and you spoke it into existance because you did it. My payers are with your family because I know that they are good faith people. I will forever remember you and your legacy. I am a veteran of the U.S.Army, and they did a great job with your memorial. Love and Peace be multiplied unto you. God be with your family!

Tonya Washington-Fulton and family
Family Friend, Grew up together

July 27, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Goodsons family and his Brothers and Sisters in Blue. Rest in peace.

Deputy Johanna Polo
Monroe County Sheriffs Dept. Rochester, NY

July 27, 2012

My thoughts and prayer go out to the family, friends, and fellow officers of MPO Goodson. May God be with you during this difficult time.

Officer C. Hickman
WakeMed Campus Police

July 27, 2012

I remember when we first started going to highschool together and then we graduated and went our sperate ways and then years later we reunited in rookie school. You never changed. You were a great friend and are True Hero till the end. God Bless you and God bless your family. Rest easy brother.... we will always carry your memory with us no matter what direction life take us. Love ya Brother.

Brisson, C.T.
Bladen County Sheriff's Office

July 26, 2012

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

July 26, 2012

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

July 26, 2012

I'm going to miss hearing you pick at me about taking my school from me everyday. We would go back and forth about it and you would laugh and then ask me if I was mad and if we were still friends. I couldn't help but laugh at you because you always picked on me about something. It's so hard to walk by your office everyday and not see you there anymore. We miss you, but we know that God had something better for you to do. Your watch is over, my brother, we have it from here.
I also want to THANK EVERYONE for the visits, prayers, donations, comments, calls, flowers, cards, text messages, etc..... Please continue to keep Jeremiah's family and Lumberton Police Department in your prayers!

Cpl/SRO Deana Locklear
Juvenile Division LPD

July 25, 2012

You made the ultimate sacrifice. Few officers are called upon to give their life to keep their city, county, state, and country safe. You're a true hero. May no one ever forget you. Sleep peacefully brother. Brothers in blue have got the watch from here.

Officer M. Thueme
Fayetteville NC Police

July 25, 2012

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends... May the Lord continue to watch over the family of this wonderful servant of the Lord, his family and community. Our prayers continue for the family and the Lumberton Police Department.

Chaplain Rick Hughes
Walnut Cove Police Department

July 25, 2012

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

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May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

July 25, 2012

Our condolences go out to your family and your Department. Rest in Peace, Brother. You will be missed.

Det Greg Pratt/ Honor Guard
Beaumont Police Dept Beaumont, Tx

July 25, 2012

Remember always those who have gone before us, because no one dies unless they are forgotten. You made the ltimate sacrifice, rest easy in God's Kingdom and watch over us as we continue on the battlefield of crime.

Detective E. B. Smith, Retired
Red Springs Police Department, N.C.

July 25, 2012

May our Lord keep and strengthen his family and love ones during this time. Rest in peace my brother.

Sgt. Freddie Wells
Alaska State Troopers

July 25, 2012

Thank you for your Loyalty, Dedication, Valor and Fortitude. You are a Warrior and a Hero. I pray for your family, agency and community.

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

Cpl. D. D. Hale
KPD, NC

July 25, 2012

Rest in peace Master Police Officer Jeremiah M. Goodson, Jr.
Maybe someday the law will lock up dangerous felons and protect the citizens of America.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
Alameda, CA Police Dept.

July 24, 2012

I was honored to attend Officer Goodsons funeral services today. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but after today I felt like I knew him. It was a lovely celebration of life and moving service.

I hope the family is able to find peace and know that Officer Goodson is watching from above. Rest in peace brother in blue.

"..Blessed be the peacemakers, for they will be called children of GOD..." Matthew 5:9

Police Officer II Vanessa Smith
Jackosnville Police Department/Traffic Division

July 24, 2012

Rest in peace Officer Goodson

Deputy J. Young
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, MN

July 24, 2012

Today, I met a man that I never knew. We lived so close, but neither of us had a clue. I had met some of his co-workers in the past, but very few. We never talked about this man; he, who also wore blue.

So many people showed up today, as I did too. Many came, leaving room for only a few. We proudly displayed our badges, not that it was our duty to, but in honor of, our fallen Brother in Blue.

Rest in Peace Jeremiah (My Brother in Blue)

Investigator Tina Strickland
Scotland County Sheriff's Office

July 24, 2012

I am sorry for your lost, I know how you feel my son was killed 9/10/02. He was with the Raleigh Police Department my prayers are with your family.

mother of a fallen officer Trudy paul
mother of a rpd fallen officer

July 24, 2012

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

John 15:13, NIV

Chaplain Jeff Billingsley
Badges that Care, Oklahoma City OK

July 24, 2012

Rest in peace, brother

Deputy Logan Niles
Garfield County Sheriff's Dept.

July 24, 2012

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