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Mourners grieve for slain Lumberton officer

Posted July 24, 2012

— Hundreds of people paid their respects at Master Patrol Officer Jeremiah Goodson's funeral Tuesday morning, honoring the police officer who was shot and killed last Tuesday in Lumberton.

The funeral was held at Lumberton High School, where Goodson, 32, was a school resource officer. He served six years on the Lumberton police force and was a member of the gang unit. City councilman John Cantey said he was beloved by every member of the community and could be counted on any time he was needed.

"He is truly going to be missed," Cantey said. "It's a tragedy for our city."

Officer Goodson's funeral Family, friends and fellow officers pay respects to slain officer

Goodson is survived by his wife, Lametria, who is expecting the couple's second child any day now, and a 2-year-old daughter.

Goodson was off duty last week when he spotted a man wanted for outstanding warrants at Xpress Depot, a gas station at 5030 Fayetteville Road. He approached the man, Marques Brown, who then shot and killed him. The district attorney will pursue the death penalty in the case.


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  • pinkiglock Jul 24, 2012

    Thank you for your service - may you Rest In Peace.

  • boneymaroney13 Jul 24, 2012

    Rest in peace brother.

  • Peachtree Jul 24, 2012

    ...A life that was taken too soon. Goodson was a good man who wore the uniform proudly. Condolences and prayers to his family.

  • carydaddy Jul 24, 2012

    How tragic. And their second child is due any day now. May the Lumberton community embrace his widow and their children. R.I.P.