Video: Fallen North Carolina Officer Honored On Anniversary Of Her Death
A Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officer who was killed in the line of duty last year was honored with a first-responder procession early this morning.
Officer Mia Goodwin was assisting at an accident scene on I-85 near Harris Boulevard on December 22, 2021 when she was struck and killed. She had just returned from maternity leave and left behind three children and a husband (Charlotte firefighter Brenton Goodwin).
Third-shift public safety workers planned the solemn procession for 3:15 a.m, the time that Goodwin died. CMPD posted footage of the procession on their Twitter page.
Right now, a procession is making its way from Uptown to the spot on I-85 where Officer Mia Goodwin lost her life 1 year ago today. We will never forget her and her sacrifice to keep us all safe. pic.twitter.com/xfv9ZEkrd1— CMPD News (@CMPD) December 22, 2022
“I’ll never, ever forget that call,” said CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings. “To hear that one of our own was killed in the line of duty is something that you never, ever get over.”
Jennings released a video in advance of the anniversary of Goodwin’s death, making note of improvements the department has made to keep officers more visible at accident scenes.
“Just this year we have re-striped and re-colored the striping on the police cars, on the sides and on the back, so they can be more visible when we are out on traffic stops, particularly at night,” Jennings said.
The Charlotte Fire Department, along with participating in the procession, also posted a tribute to Goodwin on their Twitter page.
As each day passes, we will never forget the life of Mia Goodwin. Today, we reflect on the past year that Mia's loss has had on her family and our community. In every way, Mia and her husband, Charlotte firefighter Brenton Goodwin, are our family, and we grieve together. pic.twitter.com/XXsaQa9PKw— Charlotte Fire Dept. (@charlottefire) December 22, 2022