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CMPD remembers officer killed while assisting at accident scene


A year after police Office Mia Goodwin was killed while working a traffic accident, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department held a pre-dawn procession on Thursday to honor her life and service.

Goodwin, 33, died on the side of Interstate-85 when two tractor-trailers collided then struck multiple police vehicles. Thursday, Dec. 22, was the one-year anniversary of her death.

Goodwin was hired by CMPD in October 2015 and worked in the department’s University City division in north Charlotte.

The memorial procession began around 3:15 a.m.– the time Goodwin was killed — and involved dozens of CMPD patrol vehicles that traveled from Uptown Charlotte, with their lights and sirens on, to the spot where Goodwin died.

“It is a somber moment for our department as we remember what we went through last year, when our department was changed forever,” Chief Johnny Jennings told reporters at the scene.

Mia Goodwin. Photo courtesy of CMPD.

Goodwin was a wife and mother of three children. Her family was not present for the procession but has kept in contact with the department, Jennings said.


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