Police: Longview Police officer shot and killed by husband

Harry Goodan. Photo Source: Gregg County Jail
Harry Goodan. Photo Source: Gregg County Jail

By Bob Hallmark - bio | email

LONGVIEW,TX (KLTV)- An East Texas police department is reeling tonight, after an off duty officer is found dead, her husband charged with murder. Police say the shooting happened around 8:30 A.M. at Towne Oaks apartments off the 2100 block of Tryon Road.

Officers arrived to find 38 year old Longview Police Officer Jamie Goodan, dead from an apparent gun shot wound.

Police questioned and arrested her husband, Harry Goodan inside the apartment. It would have been a routine domestic disturbance call, until police recognized the address at the Towne Oaks apartments belonged to one of their own.

"Upon arrival officers determined the call to be a domestic disturbance and found officer Jamie Ellyn Goodan...deceased from apparent gunshot wounds," said Police Chief J.B. McCaleb.

"We'll be releasing further information as we obtain it," said officer Christie Bryan.

A 13 year veteran, Goodan was a model officer, with 29 commendations.

"Mr. Goodan was transported to the Gregg County Jail and charged with murder," said McCaleb.

Goodan's husband, Harry Goodan, has been arrested for murder. Reportedly, Harry Goodan worked as a communications administrator for Longview Public Safety Communications.

The shooting is being investigated by Longview Police and the Gregg County District Attorney's Office.

Goodan began her law enforcement career in 1995 as a Gregg County jailer. We're told she is survived by her 8 year old son and three sisters.

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