Funeral scheduled for slain Lumberton officer
LUMBERTON, NC (AP) — A funeral will be held for the Lumberton police officer who was shot and killed when he tried to serve a warrant on a man.
The funeral for Master Police Officer Jeremiah Montgomery Goodson Jr. will be held Tuesday at Lumberton High School. He will be buried at Gardens of Faith Cemetery.
The 33-year-old Goodson was off-duty when he shot and killed July 17 while trying to serve a warrant on 27-year-old Marques Brown of Whiteville.
Brown is charged with first-degree murder.
Goodson is survived by his wife Lametria, who is due to have the couple’s second child. A memorial fund has been established for his family at State Employees Credit Union.
Goodson had been employed with the Lumberton Police Department since June 2006.
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