Monday, May 24, 2010

Officer Douglas S. Goeble

Officer Douglas Scott Goeble
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Born: October 30, 1964
Cause of Death: Gunfire
End of Watch: Saturday, April 20, 1991
Date of Incident: Thursday, April 18, 1991
Age: 26
Badge Number: 1142
Tour of Duty: 18 months
Suspect Info: Sentenced to life
Weapon Used: Gun; 25 automatic
Buried: Mission Park North Cemetery
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
NLEOMF: P23 - E18
TPOM: 10, C, 17

Officer Goeble succumbed to gunshot wounds received two days earlier when he was shot and killed while eating in a restaurant at 3080 East Commerce Street. The suspect had a disturbance with his girlfriend in the parking lot prior to entering the restaurant. The suspect waited in the eating area while his girlfriend entered the bathroom with her two young daughters. When his girlfriend and her daughters returned, the suspect walked behind Officer Goeble and shot him in the back of the neck. Officer Goeble went down and then the suspect shot Officer Goeble a second time behind the left ear. The suspect then turned the gun on the waitress behind the counter. His girlfriend grabbed his arm and told him not to shoot her. The suspect then turned the gun on his girlfriend and shot her five times in front of her two daughters, killing her. He then exited the restaurant and ran. The suspect was apprehended a few hours later. He was sentenced to life and will be eligible for parole in 2006.

Officer Goeble had been with the agency for 18 months and in law enforcement for a total five years. Officer Goeble previously served in Big Spring Police Department and Balcones Heights Police Department. While in Big Spring Police Department, Officer Goeble was recognized for risking his life to save the live of a civilian during a high water rescue.

Officer Goeble graduated from Lee High School and attended Texas A&M, San Antonio College, and Angelo State College. He is buried in Mission Park North cemetery. His organs were donated for transplant. He was survived by his fiancée, daughter, parents, and two sisters. ---- source San Antonio Express News, ODMP

1 comment:

  1. One day I was at a U-Haul renting a truck. I met a young man who was moving his family from Big Spring to Oregon but their truck broke down and he was renting a truck to put his things in until his truck was repaired. He told me he had been an officer in Big Springs and I said "San Antonio is a good place to live". He said his parents lived there. I never asked his last name. That night I played in a bridge game with some friends only to find out that they were his parents!!!! As I rode in the family car at his funeral, how I wish he had kept on going to Oregon. It still hurts after 21 years. RIP. Laura Craft, JD