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Trooper Arthur Paul Goetting

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, February 4, 1951

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Reflections for Trooper Arthur Paul Goetting

The Illinois State Police lives forever, and since you were an Illinois State Trooper YOU will live forever. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Trooper A.M. Unal
Illinois State Police

April 19, 2020

Rest in Peace, Trooper Goetting. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

November 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. . My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 4, 2012

Seek not the favor of the multitudes, but protect them. We respect the man who looks out for others, but doesn't always look out for himself. During this anniversary month we celebrate your life and your service, but we NEVER forget. As always, tell my dad I love and miss him, and I'll see him again some day. Peace.

Lt. Bruce Patterson
Ky. State Police, Vehicle Enforcement

February 22, 2011

Although it has been 60 years since your sacrifice it will not be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

February 3, 2011

A special prayer was said today for you and your family on this 57th anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice. We will never forget. Peace.

Lt. Bruce Patterson
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement

February 4, 2008

It has been 57 years ago today since the tragic event that took you from the citizens of Illinois, and the people who loved you as a professional and a man. My mother tells me that 57 years ago, you were excited because you had something very special planned for your wife on the upcoming Valentines day. Sorrow overcomes us when we ponder that event that never came to pass for two young sweethearts. As you look down upon us, know that we are thinking of you on this day. And again, as you make your rounds in heaven, tell my dad I love him, I miss him, and I'll see him again some day. Thank you for your service. Peace.

Lt. Bruce Patterson
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement

February 4, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NHVV

January 30, 2008

While sitting with my mother looking at her and my father's wedding photos, she was telling me about each member in their party. Of course, when she got to you she had so many good things to say. She emphasized what a super nice person "Red" Goetting always was. You words and kindness still linger and are passed on through generations. I'm proud to be a part of that and wish I could have met you. As you wonder those streets of gold, tell my dad hello again. Thanks for your service to the citizens of Illinois and the United States. And thanks for being a friend to my father. God bless you and your family.

Lt. Bruce Patterson
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement

January 5, 2008

Trooper Goetting,
On today, the 55th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just to your community, but to our Country as well when you served during WWII.


February 4, 2006

Art, I instruct a course on officer safety involving railroads. Your memory is honored by each officer in every class I teach. God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 21, 2004

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