Thomas Edward Goodwin
Goshen Police Department
Friday, December 11, 1998

Age: 31
Served: 8 years
Badge #: 102
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, December 11, 1998
10:15 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
61108 Old County Road 17, Goshen
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Sentenced to life without parole
(currently incarcerated)
Burial Place:
West Goshen Cemetery, Goshen

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   Patrolman Thomas Goodwin was shot and killed after responding to a shooting call at the Brookside Manor Mobile Home Park.

   As he was securing the area as a crime scene, near Pebblebrook and Poplar drives, the suspect appeared and opened fire, striking him in the head and died at the scene.

   The 20-year-old suspect then barricaded himself in his trailer for several hours. He finally surrendered after a SWAT team used tear gas and was arrested.

   In early 1999, the suspect was transferred to the Logansport State Hospital in order to be evaluated for his ability to stand trial.

   He was subsequently convicted of murder in a death penalty case and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

   Patrolman Goodwin was survived by his father, brother and sister.

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