Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Trooper Dean Allen Goodheart

Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 6, 1995

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Reflections for Master Trooper Dean Allen Goodheart

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 6, 2020

Master Trooper Goodheart,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Kansas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 6, 2020

Rest in peace Master Trooper Goodheart.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 18, 2020

MSTRP Goodheart,

Due to your ultimate sacrifice, we KHP Troopers are now blessed with the move left law. May you always rest in peace and never be forgotten.

Master Trooper
Kansas Highway Patrol

September 7, 2016

I had the honor to escort Mrs. Goodheart from Washington National Airport to her hotel here in D.C., where she will stay during National Police Week 2016. After 20 years, she still exudes the strength, dignity, and perseverance that exemplifies all the survivors I have ever had the good fortune to meet. it is obvious her love for Master Trooper Goodheart is still alive, as she fondly shared her memories with me during the drive. I salute Mrs. Goodheart and her husband's sacrifice to our nation. Never Forget!

Brett A. Parson - Sergeant
Metropolitan Police Department- Washington, D.C. - Family Support Team

May 11, 2016

Last Sunday was the 20th anniversary of when we lost you! We miss you so much! We had a get together for friends, family and co-workers after the Goodheart Reunion in Colby. We shared pictures and stories laughing about many of your antics over the years. Our grandchildren now know more about your life before you were taken from us. We released personalized balloons in your honor. RIP my love! Hugs forever!

Marilyn Goodheart

September 9, 2015

Gone, but never forgotten. Rest In Peace and thank you.


September 6, 2015

I remember this sad occurance. I was a student at FHSU at the time. As it were I was on the Track and Field team with a releative of Mstrp. D. Goodheart.

I've thought of it many times in the course of my career.

Mstrp. Lockhart, K444

September 6, 2015

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

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 16, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th 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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 6, 2010

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

May 29, 2010

The men and women of the Kansas Highway Patrol continually honor your memory and will never forget you sacrifice.

Colonel Terry Maple
Kansas Highway Patrol

May 8, 2010

Rest in Peace Trooper. God Bless those you left behind.

Michigan State Police

April 13, 2010

14 years have passed since we lost you! We love you and miss you every day!

Marilyn & Family

September 7, 2009

RIP.You will not be forgotten.


October 31, 2008

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 17, 2008

I just found this website today and of course had to look for you. I can't believe it has been 12 years since you were taken away from us. I remember you with lots of love and laughter from all of the fun times we had in Colby. I continue to remember you in my prayers often and miss you old friend, and always stop at your headstone when I go to the cemetary. God Bless !

9-1-1 Director - Mary

November 28, 2007

May God rest your soul Dean. My father spoke well of you and for us of us that serve now your life will not have been lost in vain. You are missed!

Patrolman Clint Leahew
Hays Police Department

December 28, 2006

May God rest your soul Dean. My father spoke well of you and for us of us that serve now your life will not have been lost in vain. You are missed!

Patrolman Clint Leahew
Hays Police Department

December 28, 2006

It has been 11 years since you were called away and I know during that time your loved ones have thought of you every day. You have not been forgotten by those that love you nor the by the Blue Family. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

September 6, 2006

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Kansas Highway Patrol. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Trooper Goodheart deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Trooper Goodheart 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 29, 2006

I love and miss you today and always!


November 17, 2005

Your service to the citizens of Kansas is not forgotten.
Thank you Trooper for serving.
We continue in your memory.

Master Trooper
Virginia State Police

September 6, 2005

You have been gone almost 10 years
and you made quite an impression.
You are still in our hearts and on our
minds after all these years. Thanks
for you 23 years of service. We miss
you, Trooper!
Lynn Kole
Washington State

April 2, 2005

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