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Patrolman James Francis Goggin

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, January 13, 1939

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Reflections for Patrolman James Francis Goggin

Patrolman Goggin,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cleveland. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 13, 2019



January 13, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman James Francis Goggin of the Cleveland Police Department, Ohio and the additional 48 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 13, 2018

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones.
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

January 13, 2015

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

January 13, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd 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. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I am sure you are proud that your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

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

January 13, 2012

I grew up in a different place and time. But I heard Officer Goggin memorialized on a 1949 version of Dragnet and wanted to leave a thanks for his service and sacrifice. A loss like that can leave it's effects on a family for generations, so my thanks extend to his family as well.

Charles Thompson
No relationship

September 26, 2010



January 4, 2008

Patrolman Goggin,
On today, the 68th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cleveland. You took one of the scumbags with you and the other two were convicted to life in prison and died there never getting to walk free again.



January 13, 2007

I never knew my grandfather. He was 51 when he was shot and killed. But I did follow the same path, and served in blue. I read all about the shooting, heard from my grandmother when I was a child about "Frank". I have pictures of him to reflect on. After being in blue, I can only state that his bravery is something that isn't as well understood unless you walk those shoes. I am almost his age now, and realize the sacrifices he made.

Tim Goggin

July 5, 2006

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Cleveland Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Patrolman Goggin deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a man than the will to give his life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Patrolman Goggin is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

May 27, 2006

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