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Town Marshal Donald R. Goodwin

Fountain City Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, June 7, 1970

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Reflections for Town Marshal Donald R. Goodwin

Sheriff Donald was my grandfather I never new , I was born in 1970 , my father is Arthur Eugene Goodwin , he passed away today sept 25th 2021 at 6 pm I've heard so many good story's about my grandfather , I've been to his memorial but was to young to remember it , I will go bk to see him again and lay flower for all fallen PD in ID my brother is named after my grandfather and myself after my father brother , I'm William Eugene Goodwin , and my brother Donald James Goodwin , and have a baby sister lori Ann Goodwin my grandfather and my father will be missed dearly

Grandson William Eugene Goodwin

September 25, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

June 7, 2021

Marshal Goodwin,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fountain City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 7, 2020

I never had the pleasure of meeting you and I live off the memories that Mom has shared with me. Mom and I talk about you often, we cry and we laugh. In high school we were asked to give a speech on a hero, a lot of students picked NBA, NFL, or other famous people......I chose you because you are my HERO. I still remember standing in front of my classmates telling your story with tears running down my face and seeing tears in my classmates eyes. You protected the little town that I grew up in and I am always proud to tell anyone that I am your granddaughter. If I was given the opportunity to sit with anyone on a park bench for five minutes, I would choose you, I never met you, but I miss you so much! I think about you every day and wonder what you would think of me. I love you, Grandpa and I am thankful your blood runs through my veins. As long as I am on this earth, your story will be told and you will never be forgotten. RIP


June 4, 2020

In your memory I wear your shield 89F1 and honor your sacrifices for the community of Fountain City. I made a point to raise a flag to fly over your memorial always to remind the community. You are never forgotten and always honored.

CHIEF Aron Tutt
Fountain City Police

January 29, 2016

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 8, 2015

Don, I remember working with you at Wayne Works, on the Bond Rite, we talked now and then, because my father was on the wayne county mounted patrol. I remember quite well the time, and going to your viewing, which was heart breaking. Everytime I hear the song Indiana wants me I think of that time and the horror of it. I went on to be a police officer in Richmond for 6 years, then moved to Phoenix Arizona where I retired after being and officer for another 26 years. I do remember, rest in peace, my friend.

Officer John L. Robinson II 4288
Richmond Indiana class 75-37. and Phoenix class 181

March 5, 2013

Rest in Peace, Marshal Goodwin. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2013

I never was blessed to know you or your brother-in-law, but Ginny and the rest of the Goodwin family mean the world to us. Your family has always cherished you as do I, Sir. Thank you for your service and for your family. You should be very, VERY proud of them.
Rest in Peace Marshal Goodwin and know you will always be remembered.
Tammy (Cory's Mother)

Tammy S
Mother of one of Donald's great-grandsons

July 21, 2011

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 23, 2007

Rest in Peace Sir.

June 7, 2006

Towm Marshall Donald R Goodwin

You will never be forgotten

Thank you for your services

Mish. In

May 17, 2006

Town Marshall Goodwin, you are not forgotten

June 7, 2005

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