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The new dispatch area of the station is dedicated to the late Thomas Goode II for the work he put into the department.

East Bridgewater Police Chief John Cowan presents Sandy Goode of East Bridgewater with a plaque designating the new dispatch being named in honor of her late husband,Thomas Goode II. He died in 2003 after a battle with cancer.

By Marcy Murphy
Posted Jul 21, 2008 @ 04:18 AM
Last update Jul 21, 2008 @ 08:39 AM

Family, colleagues, friends and town officials filled the police station on Saturday to honor the late Thomas Goode II.
Goode, a former town police sergeant, was 53 when he died in 2003 from cancer.
He was a sergeant from 1973 to 2003, and was instrumental in helping bring the police station into the computer age. As the technology officer for the police department, Goode had applied for many grants to help fund technology.
On Saturday, the new dispatch area of the station that was completed in 2007 was dedicated to Goode for the work he put into the department.
"I can't think of anything more fitting than to dedicate to him," said Police Chief John Cowan. "He helped bring the East Bridgewater Police Department into the age of computers."
"It's the most incredible thing," said Sandra Goode about the area being dedicated to her late husband.
Those who knew him, spoke highly of his character as a sergeant, friend and family man.
Retired detective William Shaw said that Goode, although a sergeant, was never the type of person who "gave out orders."
Shaw said he would always ask for an opinion, and "always smiled."
Cowan said Goode was the first sergeant he ever worked under.
"Nothing rattled him. One time I think I saw him get angry," said Cowan.
Retired Sgt. Larry Davidson was a lifelong friend of Goode's and said they were basically like brothers.
"This is a special way to honor him," said Davidson.
Davidson also remembered Goode as a dedicated family man.
"His first loves were his wife, Sandy, and their four girls," he said.
Their children are Rebecca, 32, Emily, 25, Chelsea, 21 and Bethany, 17, and there are two grandchildren, Thomas and Cameryn.
Town officials present at the dedication included Selectwoman Theresa McNulty and Town Clerk Marcia Weidenfeller.
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