FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Hide and Chic Purse Holster - DeSantis
This women's concealer offers an ingenious hidden handgun compartment that is...

Top News

Ill. Officer Dies After Training Exercise

July 29, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Wheeling PD.
Photo courtesy of Wheeling PD.
A veteran Wheeling (Ill.) Police officer died Saturday, two days after she became ill during a department training session, the agency announced.

Shamekia Goodwin-Badger, 33, was an Iraq War veteran who served with the Wheeling PD for five years and Hawthorn Woods Police Department for four years.

"She was an officer who could handle any situation, displaying a calm, firm demeanor, but also one that was compassionate and understanding," Chief William Benson said in a press release.

Officer Goodwin-Badger worked the midnight shift, where she utilized her skills as a youth officer and evidence technician. She leaves behind a 13-year-old daughter.

A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday at Kolssak Funeral Home in Wheeling. Another service will be held in in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in the officer's home state.

Comments (10)

Displaying 1 - 10 of 10

Doug M. @ 7/29/2013 2:43 PM

Damn. RIP, sister.

Bob Chauncey, Chaplain @ 7/29/2013 3:44 PM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the daughter, family and friends of Officer Shamekia Goodwin-Badger, and to her co-workers & officers.

Here in our area of Hampton Roads VA, which includes seven local cities around Norfolk-VA Beach-Portsmouth & Newport News/Hampton, we provide a 911 for our 1st Responder & families.

Visit to learn more on how we help here.

TacDoc @ 7/29/2013 7:03 PM

What a terrible shame to lose such a talented sister. RIP, you won't be forgotten.

R G Montgomery @ 7/29/2013 9:59 PM

Prayers for the daughter and family.
What bothers me is the actual cause of death is never released. How did she fall 'ill' from a 'training session'? Or was it not actually related?

DEADMAN @ 7/30/2013 1:43 AM

My sympathy and prayers for her and her family.Rest in Peace.Thank You for your years of service with the PD and in the military.

Augusta a.jackson 3rd @ 7/30/2013 5:11 AM

Security officer k-9

Augusta a.jackson 3rd @ 7/30/2013 5:12 AM

Augusta 3

Augusta a.jackson 3rd @ 7/30/2013 5:12 AM


Augusta a.jackson 3rd @ 7/30/2013 5:13 AM

Police 3

Augusta a.jackson 3rd @ 7/30/2013 5:13 AM


Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Mother of 3 Serves as NYPD’s First Female Counter-Sniper
NYPD detective Tina Guerrero is a mother, wife, and counter-sniper dedicating her life to...
Convicted Utah Cop Killer Sentenced to Life Plus 80 Years
The man convicted of killing Millard County, UT, Deputy Josie Greathouse Fox in 2010 has...
Texas SRO Wins State Beauty Pageant
Shannon Dresser, a police officer with the Katy (TX) Independent School District Police...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine