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.


Deputy J. D. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

July 17, 2012

A true hero. You will be missed. Love to your family and friends.

Retired CHP

July 17, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and the Lumberton Police Dept. May God give you peace, guidance and strength during this tragic loss!

Cynthia Warwick
Citizen of Lumberton

July 17, 2012

RIP Master Police Officer Goodson

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.

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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Cole Ashker
Law Enforcement Supporter

July 17, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Goodson's family. RIP Brother.

Chief of Police, Retired
Cedar Park Police Department

July 17, 2012

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of All Comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join them in their agonizing grief & remember them in my prayers.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

July 17, 2012

I am very sorry for the loss of this man to his family and department. He was a guardian in life and now guardian in death. God bless you sir. To his family: Be proud. He was a worthy man who stands by God's side now.

Cumberland County S.O.

July 17, 2012

May you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

Senior Officer Bowden

July 17, 2012

My thoughts and prayers.

Detective Al Flis
Toronto Police Service | 53 Major Crime Unit

July 17, 2012

Rest in Peace
You will never be forgotten.
My condolences to your family.

Allan K. Iversen Jr. {Ret. Lt}
Suffolk Police Department, VA

July 17, 2012

May God Be with you, and blessed are you for serving so very many !!! You will be missed.

Det. (Ret.) Dwayne Stanton
M.P.D. Washington DC

July 17, 2012

Rest in peace brother- thank you for giving all! Prayers and peace to those you leave behind.

Master Officer B.M. Norton
Raleigh Police Dept

July 17, 2012


You will always be remembered for that smile that you always had on your face. The Robeson County Law Enforcement Agencies have lost a great officer, leader, hero, and most importantly Brother. I have called you several times needing intell and you were there to assist me. That showed the type of person you were... willing to stop what you were doing to help others. MOST IMPORTANTLY, you loved you family... let them have comfort in knowing that they have a Heavenly angel watching over them, just as you did on Earth for everyone. GOD BLESS

Det. Damien McLean
Robeson County Sheriff Office

July 17, 2012

We all are children from God, but those ho protect the children are the peacekeepers from God and will get a please at the tabel of in peace and God bless the fam.

sergant 1
Police department M&W Brabant, Netherlands (EU)

July 17, 2012

May God comfort the family and fellow officers of Officer Goodson. May he wrap his arms around you all and give you strenght through these hard times. Please bless his family Lord.


July 17, 2012

"Honor, Virtus, Gloria" Honor, Valor, Glory

Well done, Officer Goodson. You served your city, your department, and our profession nobly and well. Your Shield and Light will shine on.

Captain M. L. Heino
Carroll, Iowa Police Department

July 17, 2012

Heroes live forever
Prayers to your family and friends

Team Texas

July 17, 2012

Rest in Peace Officer Goodson. Thank you for your brave service to keep all of us safe. I pray for comfort for your family, fellow officers and friends...God Bless You.

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen and Friend

July 17, 2012

Rest in Peace Jeremiah. May your family find comfort that you are at the right hand of God and helping to protect the place that they will, one day, see you again.

Detective Robert Wright
Greenville (NC) Police Department

July 17, 2012

Im so sorry. Horrible incident. Doing his job. Sympathy and love to his surviving family.

Patrol Officer Luke Ahlschlager
La Crescent, MN Police Department

July 17, 2012

Rest in peace brother, you have served your tour of duty well. Thank you for your service. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Goodson.

Deputy Sheriff Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) Sheriff's Dept

July 17, 2012

To the family & friends...I am so sorry for "Our Lost". You lost a friend and family member & so did we (a brother). May the Lord comfort you with his peace in such hard times.

Sergeant Marlene Martinez
Miami-Dade Police Department

July 17, 2012

Many thoughts and prayers for your family, may they find comfort knowing you are patrolling the streets of heaven. Rest in Peace.

Assistant Supervisor M. Morris
NC License & Theft Bureau

July 17, 2012

May Most Merciful God hold you in His loving embrace and grant you, and all other fallen heros, eternal rest. Amen.

Fr. Bryan Wolf, Sergeant Retired
The Reformed Catholic Church

July 17, 2012

Thank you MPO J. Goodson for your contribution to mankind. May you Rest In Peace. May your family come to know what a true hero you were in your life and now their guardian angel.

Det. Mike Diskin

July 17, 2012

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