Town Marshal Donald R. Goodwin
City Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, June 7, 1970
Tour of Duty: Not
Badge Number: 89F1
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident:
Sunday, June 7, 1970
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Sentenced to life
Marshal Donald Goodwin and Deputy Marshal William Peters were shot and killed while attempting to apprehend two burglary
suspects wanted from Kentucky.
A passerby found the bullet-riddled bodies of the officers at a closed gas station at
0230 hours. The offenders fled but were eventually captured. One offender received a life sentence, while the other offender
received a double life sentence. In May 2006, the Indiana Parole Board denied parole to both offenders in separate hearings.
Goodwin and Deputy Marshal Peters were brothers-in-law.