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Officer Forrest L. Good

Akron Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, June 22, 1931

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Reflections for Officer Forrest L. Good

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Officer Forrest L. Good of the Akron Police Department, Ohio and the additional 53 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 22, 2022

Officer Good,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Europe fighting the Germans during WW I as a member of the 37th “Buckeye” Division.


United States Border Patrol

June 22, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Good.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 22, 2020

Thank you for your service, both military and police, and always know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 22, 2020

Akron police remember officer who died in gunbattle June 21,1931

Posted Jun 21, 2020
Akron Beacon Journal

Eighty-nine years ago, an Akron police officer wrote about his fear to "take a chance" and not being "sure of what he wanted."

Later that night, June 21, 1931, Forrest L. Good was shot to death at North Prospect and Bluff streets in a gunbattle with two men who had led him on a chase in a stolen car.

The Akron Police Department memorialized Good on its Facebook page Sunday, the anniversary of Good's death in the line of duty.

"Brother officers" said Good was writing his autobiography — albeit in the third person — hours before his death, a Beacon Journal reporter wrote June 22, 1931.

Good had headed his writing with the time of 7:22 p.m. and his address on Upson Street in Akron. The document was found with a note thanking his wife "for the eats," according to the Beacon article. She presumably had left him food to eat before his night shift.

Good wrote: "Fear seems to have been the dominating feature in his life. ... Not a physical fear, but the fear to take a chance of what he wanted."

The Akron Police Memorial outside the Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center in downtown Akron honors 26 fallen officers, the most recent of whom is Justin R. Winebrenner.

In 2014, Winebrenner was shot and killed during a struggle with a man who began shooting at patrons at an Akron restaurant. Winebrenner was off duty at the time.

Winebrenner was the first active-duty officer to be killed since 1994. That year, officer George R. Knaff was killed in a crash with a drunken driver while responding to an emergency call for assistance.

Good was 36 when he was fatally shot in 1931.

The coroner at the time said 12 bullet wounds were found in his body. The Beacon Journal article also said that a police reconstruction of the gunbattle showed that Good did not shoot until after being wounded.

Good served in the U.S. Army during World War I. He had joined the police department just seven months before he was shot. Previously, he had worked as a foreman at an automobile repair shop.

He wrote that fateful day, June 21, 1931: "I can't tell what the future will bring but I do know what the past has brought. Happiness of the rarest kind at times. Sorrow and despair at other times, but at no time has he ever been sure of himself."

Retired Police Officer

June 22, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Officer Forrest L. Good of the Akron Police Department, Ohio and the additional 54 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

June 22, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 22, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst anniversary year 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 who was 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.

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

November 28, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.

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

June 22, 2012

Officer Good,
On today, the 76th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Akron. It took another six months, but your murderer finally got the justice that he deserved.



June 22, 2007



October 22, 2005

Officer Good, strange to thing that 73 years have passed since you were taken from this world. Unfortunately, since your murder there have been many many more of your brothers in blue taken in the same manner. Maybe you all sit in heaven and swap stories back and forth now and you marvel at the changes since the days when you patrolled the streets.

God Bless You, Officer Good. You gave your life trying to protect others...and that is a sacrifice that I will not forget...not even 73 years later!!!

A 911 Dispatcher
Houston County 911

June 21, 2004

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