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Waldwick Flies Flag At Half Staff On Anniversary Of Police Officer’s Death

Flags are at half staff in front of the Police Officer Christopher Goodell Public Safety Building in Waldwick.
Flags are at half staff in front of the Police Officer Christopher Goodell Public Safety Building in Waldwick. Photo Credit: Lauren Kidd Ferguson
Waldwick Police Officer Christopher Goodell
Waldwick Police Officer Christopher Goodell Photo Credit: COURTESY: Waldwick PD

WALDWICK, N.J. – The American flag in front of the Police Officer Christopher Goodell Public Safety Building in Waldwick was lowered to half staff Monday, the third anniversary of Police Officer Goodell’s death.

“As the American flag is lowered in front of the Police Officer Christopher Goodell Public Safely Building in his memory let us remember all the good that Chris has done,” Waldwick Mayor Thomas Giordano wrote in a message to residents.

“Chris was a dedicated and caring police officer with a wonderful spirit of kindness, service, and compassion,” Giordano also wrote.

Goodell, 32, joined the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from Waldwick High School in 2000. He served with the Waldwick Police Department for five years.

Goodell was working a radar detail in his unmarked cruiser, parked on the shoulder of southbound Route 17, when it was struck by an 18-wheeler the morning of July 17, 2014.

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