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Longview Police: Officer shot dead by own husband

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POSTED: Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 5:40pm

UPDATED: Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 10:19pm

LONGVIEW - A  little after 8 this morning, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Tyron Road in Longview.

When they arrived, officers determined it to be a domestic disturbance.  They found 38-year-old Longview Police Officer Jamie Goodan dead from a gunshot wound.

Her husband Harry, who is also employed by Longview Police as the 911 communications administrator was detained for questioning and ultimately arrested and charged with murder.

Longview Police say Officer Goodan began her law enforcement career in 1995 as a Gregg County jailer.

Since then, she's received 29 commendations for her service to the community and to the police department.

Gregg County officials say they are still investigating the case.

Officer Goodan did have a son.

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Domestic Disturbance Leads to Shooting of Off-Duty Police Officer

This morning at approximately 8:28 AM, officers were dispatched to a check welfare call in the 2100 block of Tryon Road. Upon arrival, officers determined the call to be a domestic disturbance, and found Longview Police Officer Jamie “Ellyn” Goodan age 38, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Her husband, Harry Goodan, was detained for questioning. Mr. Goodan was transported to the Gregg County jail and charged with murder. Mr. Goodan is also employed by the Police Department as the 911 Communications Administrator.

This investigation is being continued by the Department with the assistance of the Gregg County District Attorney’s office. Further information may be released as it becomes available.

Officer Goodan began her law enforcement career in law enforcement in 1995 as a Gregg County Jailer. In April, 1997, she became a reserve officer for the Longview Police Department and was hired as a full-time Officer in April, 1998. Officer Goodan received 29 commendations for her service to the community and to the Police Department throughout her career.

She is survived by one son.

We ask that you keep Officer Goodan’s family and the Longview Police Department in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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