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.

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

"When someone you love dies - you never quite get over it. You just slowly learn how to go on without them, But always keeping them tucked safely in your heart"

My heart goes out the the family...MPO Goodson put his life on the line every day to protect others. When all others run from danger, law enforcement runs to the danger to protect everyone else. That does not make it easier for the family.

Victim Advocate
Greenville, NC

July 24, 2012

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Commonwealth of Virginia

July 24, 2012

Master Police Officer Jeremiah M. Goodson,

I've just completed a degree program in criminal justice in hopes of becoming half the police officer your co-workers and friends describe though reflection. As a US Army Veteran, I acknowledge you as a genuine guardian of freedom and the American way of life. May legions of angels be dispatched to carry you through the pearly gates.

Defense Contractor, Romann Williams
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Afghanistan

July 24, 2012

Rest in peace hero, we will take it from here...

Sergeant Mike Grant
Stallion Springs Police, California

July 24, 2012

This is such a tragic thing that has happened in our community. What is even more tragic is that it happened to one of the good guys. Officer Jeremiah Goodson will truly be missed. His impression will forever be left on his fellow officers of the Lumberton Police Department as well as the rest of the public safety community. My thoughts, prayers, and most sincere condolences are with the Goodson family.

Samantha Cameron, Telecommunicator
Robeson County Communications

July 24, 2012

I miss seeing you in the hallways making sure Us students we're staying in place. You was not only a police officer you was a friend and you will never be forgotten. Riding by and seeing all these flags at half-staff just gives me goosebumps and you deserve it all :). You will always be in my heart and your family in my prayers. It's a shame that it took a death to bring a town together..... but god is speaking to us and we need to listen. Rest in paradise Officer Jeremiah Goodson Jr you are a wonderful man.

April Locklear
Lumberton High School Student- Class of 2010

July 23, 2012

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis County Police Dept

July 23, 2012

My heart goes out to the Goodson family. I didn't Officer Goodson personaly but work with his father at Walmart. If he was anything like his father I know in my heart he was a good person. To the family stay strong and just know that he was loved by many and is now in a better place looking over us from a greater distance. RIP Officer Goodson.

Concertn Citizen

July 23, 2012

God's peace and speed Officer Goodson. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

July 23, 2012

Dear God,

May memories of this fallen brother comfort friends and family during this difficult time.

God Bless us all.

Sgt. JD Goff
City of Bartow, Florida

July 23, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas Kelly, Senior Federal Air Mrshal

July 23, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of this great loss to our Brotherhood. May the Lord watch over your family and friends. You are a Hero.........

Rest in peace, we will carry on the fight. In Valor there is Hope, thank you for your service God Bless your friends and family in this time of need

July 23, 2012

Officer Jeremiah I still can't beleive your gone when I see you just as vivid as ever in my memories! I am truly at a lost for words right now but i know you are in a better place. I am undeniably greatful to have known you and your kind and loving spirt; you made my days at LHS with your great sense of humor. I will never forget you, you will forever stay in my heart and memories! Officer Jeremiah I honor you. Rest Easy!

Student at Lhs

July 23, 2012


I pray for your family, both personal and professional. I send them and you, brother, ALL my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could have met you because I know we would have been great, great brothers and friends. I say this because I truly believe it and because I, just like you, have always wanted to be a police officer and it takes a truly great person to step up to the plate for this profession.

Josh Holcomb

July 23, 2012

Rest well brave Officer. Your commitment and dedication will never be forgotton. Our most sincere condolences to the bereaved. May the Lord comfort you in your most difficult hour. Our prayers are with you.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Rev. 21-4

Dad of a Deputy

July 22, 2012

He was a good person and helped with any situation at school, our family would like to say BLESS YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW.

student at Lumberton High Scholl

July 22, 2012

You can continue your watch from a better place,God Bless your family and the members of the LPD....RIP Jeremiah

Kevin A. Bullard
Lumberton Resident

July 22, 2012

My prayers and condolences to Officer Goodson's wife, daughter, and unborn son. May God continue to comfort you and give you peace for your husband's heroic actions!

Amby Taylor
Lumberton, NC 7-22-2012

Amby D. Taylor
Concerned Citizen

July 22, 2012

Jeremiah worked in the Division I supervised and I can tell you he was a fine police officer. Even more though he was a good person, husband and father. Jeremiah had a bright future with the Lumberton Police Department and he will be greatly missed. His dedication to the job should be an inspiration to all of the other officers at the LPD.

May God watch over his soul and comfort his family. May God be with all other Police Officers across this nation.

Captain Johnny Barnes
Commander Investigative Division Lumberton Police Department

July 22, 2012

For Master Police Officer Jeremiah M. Goodson, Jr.:

The law officer encounters many complicated situations and sometimes even while off-duty. Jeremiah acted as an exemplary law officer in his community getting involved when he observed a threat to those he was sworn to protect. We regret that Jeremiah would lose his life in the process. He now stands as one exceptionally dedicated and has earned the honor of a hero among us.

We pray for Jeremiah's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in the days aghead.

We are proud to render Officer Jeremiah Goodson, a soldier-of-the-law, a final aalute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

July 22, 2012

Rest in peace brother and may God watch over your family.

Ret. P.O. Anthony P. Oliva

July 22, 2012

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