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Hero Down: Texas Corr. Officer Jonathon Goodman Dies From Medical Issues

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Corrections Officer Jonathon Goodman served his department for 14 years.

Amarillo, TX – Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Corrections Officer Jonathon Goodman died on April 21 due to medical complications.

The 52-year-old corrections officer was found at his home on April 17, having suffered a stroke, KTVT reported.

He was rushed to a local hospital, where he tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Officials said that the virus led to Corrections Officer Goodman’s health complications, KTVT reported.

He was removed from life support on April 21.

“The unexpected loss of one who is loved so deeply is a tragic time and the TDCJ family sends its strength and extends its profound sympathy to the Goodman family to get through this difficult time,” TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier said, according to KWTX.

Corrections Officer Goodman joined the TDCJ 14 years ago, according to his obituary.

He initially served at the Nathaniel J. Neal Unit, and was assigned to the William P. Clements Unit at the time of his death.

Corrections Officer Goodman’s last shift occurred on April 15, according to KWTX.

His wife, Kimberly Pride, is also a TDCJ employee.

Corrections Officer Goodman leaves behind his six children, Ka’Joshua, Jonathon, Joshua, Izak, Megan, and Morgan, as well as his mother, six siblings, and four grandchildren, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by his in-laws, aunt, uncle, and many friends and extended family members.

“All of the thoughts and prayers of the entire Texas Department of Criminal Justice go out to the Goodman family,” Collier said, according to KTVT.

Corrections Officer Goodman was laid to rest on April 25.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Texas Department of Criminal Justice Corrections Officer Jonathon Goodman, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

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

Holly Matkin - May Fri, 2020

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