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Town Marshal Donald R. Goodwin
Fountain City Police Department
Indiana

End of Watch: Sunday, June 7, 1970

Biographical Info
Age: 48
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: 89F1

Incident Details
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.

Marshal Goodwin and Deputy Marshal Peters were brothers-in-law.

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Deputy Marshal William P. Peters
Fountain City Police Department
Indiana
End of Watch: Sunday, June 7, 1970

Biographical Info
Age: 51
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: 89F2

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, June 7, 1970
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Sentenced to life

Deputy Marshal William Peters and Marshal Donald Goodwin 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.

Deputy Marshal Peters and Marshal Goodwin were brothers-in-law.

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Fountain City Police Department * 312 W. Main Street / P.O. Box 312 * Fountain City * IN * 47341
(765) 847-2233