The Goshen Police Department Honor Guard was founded in February 1999, after the
murder of Goshen Police Officer Thomas E. Goodwin. The original members (all volunteers)
shared the desire to
"give back" to the departments and officers who
showed so much support during that trying time immediately following
Officer Goodwin's death.
at the dedication of the Police & Firefighters Memorial at the Statehouse in Indianapolis,
Indiana in June of 2001; they have served the Immigration and Naturalization Service at
Naturalization Ceremonies; The United States Postal Service for ceremonies commemorating
the release of a new stamp and the Postmaster's General Conference ; they participated in the
2001 World Police & Fire Games , and have served at numerous ceremonies for schools,
churches, and civic
Goshen Police Department Honor Guard Training Camp was established in 2003.
The Honor Guard Training Camp is designed to familiarize the participants with the
skills and knowledge necessary to properly honor and pay tribute to
"Those Who Went Before"