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Hero Down: Cumberland County Correctional Officer Corban Goad Dies In Off-Duty Crash

Fentress County, TN – Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Correctional Officer Corban Goad died in an off-duty crash on Oct. 8, according to his department.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), the 21-year-old correctional officer was traveling southbound on Highway 127 when his vehicle collided with a cluster of trees and overturned, Crossville News First reported.

The vehicle flipped multiple times before coming to rest on the driver’s side door, according to WVLT.

The exact cause of the fatal collision was not immediately released.

“Our hearts are crushed as we inform you that Corban Goad (21 yoa) was tragically killed in a vehicle crash in Fentress County while off duty last night, October 8, 2022,” the CCSO said in a Facebook post the following day.

CCSO Chief Deputy Jerry Jackson said the young correctional officer was working to become a patrol deputy, WUCT reported.

Correctional Officer Goad performed his duties with professionalism, respect, and integrity, Chief Deputy Jackson said.

“He just always seemed to be in a happy mood, in a good mood,” he told WUCT.

Correctional Officer Goad leaves behind his parents, Chester and Joy, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by his grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family members, and his special friend, Nikki Russell.

“Corban will be sadly missed by all who knew him but he will forever be in our hearts,” the CCSO said. “We ask that you join with us and pray for his family, friends and his law enforcement family.”

Correctional Officer Goad was laid to rest on Oct. 12, according to his obituary.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Officer Corban Goad, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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